Hi! Einat here. I wanted to share my mom’s split pea soup with you, as it’s loved by my entire family, and when I made it for Andres’ family it was an instant success.
It’s the kind of soup that gives you comfort on those cold and wintry nights. It’s creamy, earthy and eating it feels like getting a big hug.
As long as you have split peas, you probably have the ingredients to make it on hand. It’s really simple and easy to make, even if you’re a complete beginner in the kitchen.
The only “obstacle” to making this soup is that you need a blender, preferably an immersion blender. Other than that, it’s as simple as cutting your vegetables into big chunks, throwing them in a pot, adding some seasoning and water and it’s done. It takes about an hour to cook (35 minutes in a pressure cooker), and then just blend it and enjoy!
A quick note – the soup solidifies after it’s in the fridge, so when you want to heat up a portion, just add a bit of boiling water and heat it up in the microwave.
Guenia's Split Pea Soup
- 500 grams split peas
- 2 small sweet potatoes
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 small yellow onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1½-2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vegetable stock powder
- ⅛ tsp black pepper
- 8 cups boiling water (2 liters)
- Rinse and drain the split peas, and add to a pot.
- Peel and cut the vegetables into chunks. Add to the pot as well.
- Smash then peel your garlic cloves and add them as well.
- Season with the vegetable stock powder, salt and black pepper.
- Add boiling water and put the lid on. Set on your smallest burner on high heat.
- When it comes to a boil, lower the heat and let cook for 1 hour (see notes if using pressure cooker).
- Check that the green peas are soft, if not cook for another 5 minutes, check and repeat if necessary.
- When your soup is fully cooked, turn off the heat.
- Using an immersion blender, blend the soup well (you can add more boiling water if you like your soup thinner).
- If you want to use a pressure cooker, cook the soup for 35 minutes instead of an hour.
- If you don't have an immersion blender, you can use a regular blender instead.
- The soup solidifies in the fridge, so when you want to heat up a portion, just add a bit of boiling water and heat it up in the microwave.