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Split Pea Soup

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12 hours soaking time for the yellow split peas


Serves 4

Just a lovely warming soup. I use ham stock which I freeze after cooking the Christmas ham.

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  • 225g yellow split peas
  • 1.5 litres stock
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 4 handfuls of raw spinach


    1. Soak the yellow split peas for 12 hours in cold water.
    2. Rinse the split peas, put in a large pan and cover with the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 mins.
    3. Remove any scum and add the onion, sweet potato and carrots. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the veg are tender.
    4. Cool slightly, then blend until smooth.
    5. Return to the pan and reheat, adding the spinach to wilt it.

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cbuckle's picture

Can this soup be frozen?

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Lovely soup