Sunday, August 28, 2016

Easy-Peasy Pea Soup

If you have slow cooker, I promise, it will be easy. I promise, it will be healthy. Yes, I promise, it will be fantastically delicious. Pea Soup. Easy. Easy-peasy indeed. 

Blog's Category: Healthy, My Own Fast and Easy, My Staple Food, Soup, Vegetarian


*** This is recipe is a real jewel for a busy person, who wants to feed a family with a quality food. If you don't have slow cooker just yet - get one. Slow cooker is a must IMHO. It allows you to throw ingredients into a pot, forget about it for a few hours, and then, opening up a lid, breath in a wonderful aroma of a healthy meal.

*** I cooked pea soup million times, different ways, with a different vegetables, with a chicken, with a smoked meat, and so on. Almost always a soup was a hit, flavorful and delicious. But there were one problem. especially when using smoked meats - it was often not-easily digested, with some sort of indigestion, heavy feeling in a stomach and such. Not with this recipe! It was 100 percent scrumptiously delish and 100 percent consequences free ;)

*** Truly vegetarian, this soup has a minimum easily obtainable ingredients and simple 1-2-3 steps. Shell we?

What is it?

Dry green split peas, some carrots, onion, celery, garlic and splash of olive oil are brewed in a slow cooker into smooth soothing concoction - true pea soup, beautiful in its simplicity and flavor.

Taste Description

Taste and texture is mild and smooth, with a tiny soft specks of remaining unblended pieces of vegetables. Pea taste and flavor is prevalent and satisfying. This softness combines nicely with a bright crunch of croutons, served along and with a dosed kick from black pepper, freshly ground over a bowl.


- As I mentioned above, it may be numerous variation there. To me this one is the optimal everyday version, my favorite one.

- All right. Instead of croutons, sprinkle bacon on top, mister Meatlover :)))

How to Serve

- Serve as soon as it's finished cooking or serve next day, or day after, warmed in microwave, it will always leave you satisfied.

Easy-Peasy Pea Soup

  • 1 lb pack of dry green split peas, rinsed
  • 3 carrots, finely diced or grated
  • onion, diced
  • 3 celery stems (including leaves), finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 3 liters of water (take a little less if you like your soup thicker)
  • black pepper (optional)
  • croutons (optional)
  • fresh thyme (optional)
-  Load your slow cooker with all ingredients, except black pepper and croutons.

- Cook on low for about 6 hours until peas are falling apart and almost fully desintegrated. Then, using immersion blender, blend soup to half-blended consistency. Be careful, don't start your blender until it is fully submerged. 

- Note: If you would like your soup be ready in about 4 hours - boil your water in a cattle before adding it to a slow cooker. 

- Serve with some freshly ground black pepper on a top, croutons, fresh thyme leaves and enjoy!



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