Simple Split-Pea Soup *

Simple Split-Pea SoupThis soup reminds me of springtime. The chipotle chili powder gives just a hint of smokiness, without adding much heat. Be sure to add enough lemon juice to the soup, it gives it a nice bright flavor.

  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil OR coconut oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 quart chicken broth
  • smidgen of garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder blend
  • 1 3/4 cups green split peas, picked over and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt OR other unrefined sea salt
  • 2 to 4 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Sour Cream, to garnish soup

Heat olive (or coconut) oil in a 3-quart pot over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until onion starts to turn translucent, about 5 minutes.

Add the chicken broth, garlic powder, chipotle chile powder, chili powder blend, and split peas. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes, or until peas are cooked through and tender.

Using a large glass measuring cup, or mug, ladle out 2 cups of the soup and set aside. Using a stick blender (immersion blender), puree the soup that remains in the pot. Add back the reserved soup, stir to combine. Thin soup with a little water if necessary. Season to taste with salt and add lemon juice 1 Tablespoon at a time until desired flavor is reached.

Serve soup with a dollop of sour cream swirled in.

Serves 4 to 6.

*Sugar-Free / Grain-Free

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  1. Thanks for this recipe. I have been looking for a healthy split-pea soup recipe…one without meat (pork). This was very simple to make and really was delicious!

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