Split Pea Soup with Carrot

 

It has been a long time, since I have shared any recipes here, on my blog. It had few reasons. One of them, that the editing of the photos wasn’t easy, because my laptop was simply old, and the colors weren’t as good as I wanted them (so basically, I was editing everything on my phone….). I also had a course in the evening, next to that I have a nice full-time job as well, so it was a bit tricky. But now, I have a brand new beautiful and strong laptop. I can prepare everything much easier and come here to share it with all of you!

I would like to update most of the recipes from my Instagram account (@marcsisplate), so you wont miss them out even here.

The very first one is one of my favorites. It’s split pea soup with very rich and delicious flavor. It’s so creamy, fills your belly completely, and perfect for these cold winter days. It just warms your soul up. We cannot wish for more from a soup, right? Now let’s get to the recipe!

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Ingredients

  • 400 g split peas
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 onion
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1,5 l water or vegetable stock
  • salt, pepper

Toppings (what you prefer)

  • chopped roasted pistachio
  • roasted pine nuts
  • bacon
  • olive oil

Method

  1. Soak the peas for 30-60 minutes. They don’t need more time. After that rinse the water and wash the peas. Like that you will save some time for yourself.
  2. Peel the carrots, the garlic and the onion. Chop them into small pieces.
  3. Heat up 2-3 tbsp olive oil in a pot and add the garlic. Fry it for half minute (don’t burn them!) then add the chopped onion. Fry it a bit too then add the carrot. Cook it for 5 minutes. If you do it before you add any water, it will have richer and stronger taste.
  4. Take the pot off from the stove and add the peas then immediately the water/vegetable stock. If it doesn’t cover everything, add more. Put it back to the stove. Add salt, pepper and the two bay leaves (oh, how much I love it in this soup!).
  5. Cook it until everything is soft (it can take 40-50 minutes) on medium heat. Don’t let it boil.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare your toppings. Chop the pistachio, roast them, or if you prefer you can roast pine nuts. Crispy bacon is also a good choice.
  7. When everything is soft, take the bay leaves out and blend everything together. Check the seasoning and plate your soup. Top it with your extra deliciousness.

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As you can see, it takes a little time, but not so much work, and it’s very easy to make. Definitely worth to try it!

Do you like split pea soup? What is your favorite topping?

Have a great cooking!

Marcsi

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