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What is a recipe for split pea soup?


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December 22, 2014 8:54PM

Split Pea Soup


1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
6 cups ham, chicken or vegetable broth
1 pound split peas
1 ham bone
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Heat oil in a large pot or stockpot over medium heat.
  • Add onions, carrots and celery.
  • Cook until tender, approx. 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and thyme and cook one minute.
  • Add the liquid, split peas, ham bone and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until peas are soft and beginning to fall apart, approx. 1 to 2 hours.
  • Remove the ham bone and bay leaves.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Mix in mustard and lemon juice.
  • Mix on low or use hand blender to puree to desired consistency.
  • Makes 6 servings.