Pea soup is one of the sweeter soups you will certainly enjoy. This soup doesn’t require a lot of ingredients and is very easy to make. Add some ham to the soup to give it a more complex flavor.
Total time: 35 minutes
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion
- 2 leeks (white part only)
- 1 pound split peas
- 1 stick of celery
- 4 2.5 oz vegetable boullion cubes
- salt and pepper to taste
- Coarsely chop the onion, celery and leeks.
- Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat and add the chopped onion – stir occasionally. Saute for about 4 minutes until the onion starts to become transparent.
- Add the remaining vegetables, and fill your pot with hot water – I usually leave about an inch from the top to prevent the soup from spilling over. Add vegetable bouillon and return to high heat brining the soup to a boil.
- Remove the soup from the stove and blend thoroughly using a hand-blender. Return to stove and bring to a boil for another minute or two, add pepper and serve hot.
- You can optionally add ham to this recipe. Take about 2 slices of thick slices of ham (about Â¼-inch slices if possible) and slice into small cubes. Once the soup comes to a boil in step 4 (after blending), add the ham and boil the soup for about 5 minutes before serving.