Split Pea Soup paired with warm crusty bread is a perfect inexpensive meal for lunch, dinner, or as a cold midnight snack!
Average Cost of Recipe $5.80 Per Serving Cost $1.45
The cost can be reduced even further by substituting water for the chicken Using a product like Better than Bouillon will reduce the chicken broth cost to about 0.60 cents.
The Better Than Bouillon is made with roasted chicken and has a much better taste than canned chicken broth or bouillon cubes. Jars of the chicken and beef bouillon are always in my fridge.
Are dried split peas the same as green peas?
Split peas are green peas that have been peeled and dried.
Do split peas need to be soaked before cooking?
No need to soak split peas.
What goes with split pea soup?
A slice of crusty french bread or rolled up flour tortilla is perfect.
Dried split peas have a long shelf life and are an inexpensive and flavorful meal. Made with carrots, potatoes, sauteed onions, garlic and served with warm crusty bread for the ultimate peasant meal.
- 2 cups Green Split peas
- ½ onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 carrots, sliced thin
- 1 russet potato, chopped
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 4 cups water
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Rinse the split peas and place in a 2-3 quart dutch oven and cover with the chicken broth and water.
- Bring peas to a boil and lower heat to simmer. Continue cooking for 1 hour 15 minutes.
- In a small skillet saute the onion and garlic, add to the peas mixture.
- Add the oregano, carrots, and potatoes and continue cooking for another 30 minutes or until the peas and carrots are soft and mushy and the potatoes are cooked. Larger chunks of potato will take longer to cook.
- Add in salt and pepper to taste. Optional you can add a dash of liquid smoke.
Serving Size:1.5 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 9gSugar: 5gProtein: 14g