This Golden Split Pea Soup has just 8 ingredients (including water!) and is super healthy and delicious!
Now that the holidays are over and I’m paying more attention to fresh, well-balanced foods, I want to turn your attention to this delicious Split Pea soup.
This Golden Split Pea Soup recipe is so easy and quick. It only has eight ingredients and that includes water and a little oil for the pan! I always keep dried peas and beans on hand for easy soup recipes like this one. I’ll just pick up some onions and potatoes (if I don’t already have them on hand, which I usually do; they’re staples in this house) and add some chicken stock and a couple of seasonings. SO simple! You can make a double batch since it freezes well, too. Another thing I love is that it calls for poultry seasoning – you know, that seasoning that you pick up around Thanksgiving then never use again? Now you’ll use it up and enjoy it at the same time!
First, you just want to saute some chopped onion:
While the onions are on the stove, cut your potatoes into bite-size pieces (I like to use red or white potatoes so I don’t even have to peel them):
Measure out your dried peas:
Then add them to the onions:
Now add the remaining ingredients and just let it simmer!
The active prep time for this Golden Split Pea Soup is about ten minutes. Once it’s done, I like to use a potato masher to thicken it but that’s just extra arm reps :) It takes about 45 minutes of simmering which is the perfect time for you to get a good workout in then reward yourself with this delicious lunch or dinner!
- 2 t extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onion
- 2 cups diced potatoes
- 1 1/2 cups dried yellow split peas
- 6 cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 t onion powder
- 1 t poultry seasoning
- Heat the oil over medium heat in a large dutch oven or soup pot.
- Add the onion and saute until beginning to soften, about 3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer.
- Cook, uncovered, until the peas are tender, about 45 minutes.