My husband suggested Split Pea Soup the other day which is something I've actually never had before. So, I had to give it a try! I’m really excited for you guys to try this recipe out because I was blown away at how good it tasted.
This split pea soup is made completely on stove-top and takes about 2 hours to complete. With dried split pea, it can be a little tricky because some brands require you to soak them overnight or for a few hours before cooking. This is not necessary at all, but from what I’ve researched online, it COULD cut the total cooking time by about an hour. I haven’t tested this theory yet, but if I do, I’ll let you know. Personally, I didn’t mind that it took about 2 hours to finish because I felt like it gave the soup a much better flavor. The time spent simmering on the stove-top allowed the juices of the ham to marinade and thicken the split pea soup.
Along with the ham, this split pea soup is loaded with the perfect combination of vegetables and spices. Fragrant garlic pairs perfectly with celery and onions making the split pea soup extra savory. A simple, yet delicious mix of spices is also added to blend impeccably with the ham and pea flavor combo. Split pea soup pairs great with a nice Italian garlic bread or cheesy French baguette. You can also add toppings such as oyster crackers or green onions (as you can see from my photos). Follow my super easy recipe for this split pea soup below and let me know your results in the comments. Enjoy!
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My name is Renee McGinley and I'm a self-taught cook, constantly learning as I go. Please check out my About Me page for more on my recipe motto and cooking style.