Split Pea Soup With herbs And Feta Cheese Garnish

Split pea soup

How to re-create this recipe:


(Yields 2 Quarts)

  • 1 Quart of of Organic Vegetable Broth
  • 6 Cups of Frozen Sweet Peas
  • 1 Sweet Vidalia Onion
  • 1/2 a cup of Curly Parsley
  • 1/2 a cup of Mint
  • 3 Tbsp’s of unsalted Butter
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp of Garlic Powder
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Chives for garnish (optional)
  • Crumbled Feta Cheese for garnish (optional)

Putting it together:

  1. Prep your veggies and herbs first by small dicing your onion and rough chopping your herbs (except your chives). Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized stock pot, melt the butter on medium high heat, add your onions,    Bay Leaves and garlic powder and saute on medium high heat for about 6-8 minutes until the onions are translucent and the flavors meld together. Do not brown your onions, stir as often as possible or lower your heat to prevent this from happening.
  3. Add your quart of Vegetable Broth and bring to a boil. At this point remove your 3 Bay Leaves with a set of tongs. Add your peas and bring back up to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Add your chopped herbs and some salt . Turn the heat off and with a hand held immersion blender, puree the soup until all the peas are pulverized. Adjust salt to taste. 
  5. Garnish with Chopped Chives and Feta Cheese Crumbles and enjoy!

Nourishment for your body: Peas have a good amount of protein, dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, Iron, Folate, Thiamin (B-1 responsible for converting Carbohydrates to energy), and Manganese  (A mineral that plays a role in bone formation, reduces blood clotting and inflammation and helps to metabolize necessary amino acids in the body).

Tips when cooking: This soup is very herbaceous and the flavors are bright! The Feta Cheese adds a nice salty and creamy bite. I prefer to make this soup rustic; I enjoy the mouthfeel of biting down on the herbs in the soup as I’m eating it. If you prefer a smoother and more velvety consistency I suggest Pureeing the soup in a blender. Other cheeses to consider instead of Feta can be Goat cheese, Ricotta Salata, and Wensleydale. 

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