Kate's Cuisine

May 17 2011

Split Pea Soup

2 cups split peas, rinsed $0.66
6 cups cold water Free
5 cups chicken broth $2.50
1 carrot, finely chopped $0.17
1 celery stalk with leaves, finely chopped $0.11
1 onion, finely chopped $0.47
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped $0.03
1 teaspoon sugar $0.01
2 teaspoons lemon juice $0.04
1 bay leaf $0.16
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley $0.33
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme $0.60
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram $0.37
Pinch of cayenne pepper $0.01
Salt and black pepper $0.01

Total Cost   $5.47

1.) In a large pot add split peas with 6 cups cold water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the split peas are tender.

2.) Add chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, sugar, lemon juice, bay leaf, and all the spices. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for another 1/2 hour or until carrots are soft.

3.) Remove the bay leaf. Cool slightly. Puree in blender or with handheld blender for a smooth soup, or leave as it is.

4.) Serve and enjoy!

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  1. [...] I haven’t tried them in about 20 years so, maybe my tastes have changed. I first tried Split Pea Soup, which wasn’t a big hit and my second attempt was this Creamy Rice Pudding, a recipe I got [...]

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