Split Pea Soup

To be completely honest, I had never made split pea soup before this.  It turned out awesomely!  The smoke seasoning adds a little bit of ham-less-ness, and the white pepper is a great addition to the curry and cumin.  Mildly spicy and amazing flavor!


  • Olive Oil – 1T
  • Onion 1 – medum, sliced
  • Garlic – 4 cloves (so as not to get sick) minced
  • Sweet Potato – 1 medium sliced
  • Carrots – 2 or a few hand fulls of baby carrots sliced
  • Celery – 3 stalks cut into smileys
  • Ground Ginger – 1t
  • Curry Powder – 2t
  • Cumin – 1t
  • Ground Coriander – 1t
  • White Pepper – 2t
  • Salt – 3t
  • Split Peas – 1lb dry
  • Water – 8c
  • Liquid Smoke Seasoning – 2t

After chopping and mincing and smiley-ing everything throw the olive oil in a soup pot along with the onions and garlic.  In about 3 minutes throw the sweet potato, carrots, celery, ginger, curry, cumin, coriander, white pepper and salt in.  If it starts to burn a little, use a cup or two of the water.

Once these are cooked pretty well add the rinsed split peas, the rest of the water and the liquid smoke.  Bring to a boil then simmer for about an hour (or longer).  Voila!  Amazing winter deliciousness.


3 thoughts on “Split Pea Soup

  1. Not necessarily. The peas being split (I buy dried split peas) make them pretty “vunerable” to the water. They kind of take care of their own. If you want, you could use an immersion blender (or blender of choice) to do this.

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