by Olena

Green Split Pea Soup

by Olena

No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.

Tasty and hearty green split pea soup recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it’s perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers. We just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada and I used roasted turkey liquids from the bottom of the pan and meat to give my mom’s recipe a makeover on the blog.

Do Split Peas Need to Be Soaked Before Cooking?

I used to think “yes” but the answer is “no”. Just know they take 1 – 1.5 hours to cook to really break down but it’s truly hands off method. If you are in a rush, try my Instant Pot split pea soup.

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No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.

What Are the Best Spices for Split Pea Soup?

Truly a ham bone, soup bones or turkey leftovers. That’s what gives richness to a green split pea soup. And then salt and herbs for garnish.

If you want to make split pea soup without ham bone, season with smoked paprika at the end. It adds a lot of umami flavour.

Are Green Split Peas the Same as Lentils?

No, they are not. To see what lentils look like check out my Instant Pot lentil soup or green lentil curry.

How to Make Green Split Pea Soup

  1. In large pot or dutch oven, add bones, water, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour. I used leftover turkey bones with meat and a few cups of juices + fat from roasting the turkey. This soup is perfect post-Thanksgiving and Christmas soup. OR skip all together and use smoked paprika to season the soup.No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.
  2. Preheat medium skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, carrots and celery; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.
  3. Transfer to a pot along with green split peas and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 – 1.5 hours or until split peas are soft and partially broken down. No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.
  4. Season with pepper and garnish with green onion, dill or parsley. Serve hot.No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it's perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.
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Green Split Pea Soup

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No soaking, tasty and hearty Green Split Pea Soup Recipe. Its ingredients are versatile and it’s perfect for all Holidays turkey leftovers.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Category: Soup and Stew
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American Ukrainian

Ingredients

  • 2 cups green split peas, rinsed & drained
  • Turkey, chicken or ham bone with some meat*
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 large celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Peppercorns
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika, to taste*
  • Green onion, dill or parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In large pot or dutch oven, add bones, water, bay leaves and peppercorns. Bring to a boil and simmer for about an hour.*
  2. Preheat medium skillet on medium heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, carrots and celery; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Transfer to a pot along with green split peas and salt. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 – 1.5 hours or until split peas are soft and partially broken down.
  4. Season with pepper and garnish with green onion, dill or parsley. Serve hot.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw on a stovetop covered on low.

Notes

*I used leftover turkey bones with meat and a few cups of juices + fat from roasting the turkey. This soup is perfect post-Thanksgiving and Christmas soup. OR skip all together and use smoked paprika to season the soup.

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About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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