Creamy Split Pea Soup

If you had told me when I was a child I would be excited about split pea soup, I would have laughed.  I am so glad that I decided to give it a try as a grown up.  It is delicious and filling.

This soup has a creamy earthiness without using any cream.  It is also really healthy.

This soup goes really well with my chicken with homemade plum sauce.





Quick Recipe


  • 1 lbs dried split peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • fresh herbs from the garden (4 sprigs of thyme, 5 sprigs of oregano, 2 bunches of chives)
  • 7 cups water
  • salt and pepper


  1. Small dice onion and mince garlic.  Wash fresh herbs. Pickoff leaves of thyme and oregano.  Finely chop chives.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to a large pot and heat to medium-high.  Add onion and garlic.  Add salt and pepper.  Cook until fragrant, about  2 minutes.
  3. Add dry peas, water, bay leaves, and herbs.  Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  4. Blend most of the mixture using a blender, a hand blender, or a food processor.
  5. Add water to loosen soup if necessary.

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