No.79 Split Pea Soup

Some things are meant to be simple and when it comes to split pea soup I’m rather a Puritan.  This soup brings back memories of cold winters where the soup at school dinners was a welcome delight.  Ironically, I learned more about this soup from a place in California famed for its split pea soup.  It is a roadside cafe called Andersen’s and their split pea soup has never been off the menu.  From California to the Highlands, this is simple fare, but a delicious easy meal.

 

Time: 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves: 4

300g Split Green Peas

Half an Onion

1 Carrot

1 stalk of Celery

1250ml Vegetable Stock

Salt & Pepper

1. Rinse the green peas to remove any dirt.

2. Dice the onion, celery and carrot and add to the soup pot with a little oil. Sweat until softened.

3. Add the stock and then split peas and simmer for 45-60 minutes.

4. With a hand blender blitz the soup to a smooth consistency.  Salt and pepper.

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