Split Pea and Thyme Soup
Split Pea and Thyme Soup. Smooth and delicious tasting, this split pea and thyme soup are loaded with dried green split peas, vegetable broth, and fresh thyme as the main ingredients. Best of all, it’s healthy, dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan!
As you know, split pea soup can be mundane at times, but when you add some fresh thyme into the mix, you’ll be surprised how flavorful this split pea soup becomes with every spoonful.
I’ve been making this split pea and thyme soup for years, and let me tell you- it’s satisfying in every way!
REASONS to LOVE this SOUP!
- Lusciously creamy and smooth.
- This soup is ideal to serve during these cold winter days.
- The healthy ingredients in split pea soup are a nutrient-dense meal, with 11 grams of protein per cup.
- Loaded with vitamin K, and potassium.
- High in protein and fiber.
- Split pea soup can help a great deal in your weight loss efforts.
Split Pea and Thyme Soup is simple, creamy and SO flavorful, everyone will ask for another bowl.
It’s been chilly down here in Charleston and snowing up in New York lately and there’s nothing better than to warm up by eating a bowl of green split pea soup that is flavored with fresh thyme.
Fresh thyme is gently infused into this soup, giving a delicious underlying aromatic flavor that is really nice to the palate.
So good even our family loves it.
Best of all, it’s easy to make, economical, and very satisfying; and you won’t mind eating a second bowl.
HOW TO MAKE SPLIT PEA SOUP?
For this soup recipe, you will need the following:
- one package of green-colored dried split peas – which can be found at any supermarket.
- some red onion
- vegetable broth
- few sprigs of fresh thyme
TO MAKE THIS SOUP…
1. Just simmer the soup until the peas dissolve and thicken, which takes a little longer than other soups. Because the peas are dried, you will need to simmer the soup longer than usual, and until they are fully cooked and practically melted.
2. Then in small batches, this soup is pureed to a smooth consistency. Keep in mind, you can use the hand-held immersion blender and puree the soup directly in the pot.
COOK’S NOTES and TIPS:
- There is no need to add any extra ingredients or creams to this split pea and thyme soup.
- I made this soup on the stove-top, but you can make it easily in your Slow-Cooker and Instant Pot.
- If the soup is too thick, just add additional broth or water.
- You can easily reheat the soup in a microwave bowl or on the stovetop.
Storing and Freezing:
- Always allow the soup to cool down before transferring it to a sealed container. You can keep it chill in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The soup will solidify when it’s chilled.
- Soup will freeze perfectly in a sealed container and for up to two months.
With all the chilly winter nights and bustling, we’re doing to juggle our daily lives, what better way to serve something quick and easy for dinner?
What better way to enjoy a warm and flavorful soup that’s good for the soul?
Anyway, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!
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Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Split Pea and Thyme Soup
Split Pea and Thyme Soup. Smooth and delicious, this Split Pea and Thyme Soup is easily made with dried green split peas, vegetable broth and fresh thyme as the main ingredients. Flavorful and satisfying to serve all winter long!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
- 10 ounces bag of dried green split peas
- 1/2 red onion- chopped
- 1 large carrot -chopped
- 4 + 1/2 cups water
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 4 to 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
- croutons, for garnish
- Rinse dried peas a few times under cold water and drain.
- In a medium size soup pot, add the peas, onions, carrot, water, broth, and fresh thyme, (use only thyme leaves, removed from thin branches).
- Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to the lowest heat. Simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Then cover with a lid, and simmer for additional 30 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Puree the soup in a blender. If using a blender, be careful and always puree in small amounts when blending with hot liquids. Put a kitchen towel over the lid of the blender and blend only at the lowest speed ( to prevent the lid from popping).
- If the soup is too thick, just add some water until you reach the creamy and smooth texture you prefer.
- Optional: When ready to serve, ladle the soup into each bowl and garnish with a few croutons on top, or with a sprinkle of fresh thyme. You may serve it with grated Parmesan cheese at the table.
- Serves 4 to 6
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My all-time favorite split pea soup recipe comes from the Junior League Centennial cookbook and calls for a generous amount of thyme. I agree, it really makes split pea soup shine.
Thanks Sue. I would love to know how much thyme more they actually use in the soup, maybe I will up it too.
Beautfiully presented, makes me feel like I missed out, not being there! Well done!
Thank you Dan, you are always so sweet!:)