Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Barb Wandrey


My husbands favorite soup is split pea. I did not grow up with this so had to learn. After 30 years he likes mine better than mom's!


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1 lb
split peas, dry
8 c
celery ribs, diced
onion, grated
carrots, chopped
1 clove
ham bone
1 tsp
dried basil
splash of worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Split Pea Soup


  • 1Clean and sort dry split peas. Put cleaned split peas in large pot with water. Bring to a boil for 2 minutes. Cover, remove from burner and let set 1 hour.
  • 2Add celery, onion, garlic, carrots and hambone to peas and water. Simmer on stovetop for few hours until peas are tender.
  • 3Remove hambone and cool. Add basil, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Removed cooled ham from bone and return to pot.
  • 4TIP: never add salt to soup until peas are tender. If you add salt at the beginning the peas will never get soft.

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Course/Dish: Bean Soups
Other Tag: Healthy

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