I love a good Split Pea Soup but usually I add some type of meat to it but not today…Today it’s Vegetarian Split Pea Soup and it’s a delicious, healthy and a great textured soup made from an easy short list of ingredients. No ham hocks or turkey legs in this version, simply green split peas and mirepoix or the holy trinity in Creole cooking which consist of onions, celery and carrots cooked until tender, partially pureed, seasoned and flared out with toppings.
I like to finish each bowl with a generous drizzle of golden olive oil, a few flecks of lemon zest, and a dusting of smoked paprika to give the soup some smoky depth. If you have scallions, parsley or even some toasted nuts on hand are all great!
Hope you enjoy the soup, and for those of you who have never tried split peas, this might be the time to give them a go!
Ali in the Valley
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