This past grocery shopping trip, I decided to pick up a few new pantry items to make some new recipes and stock our freezer. Split Pea Soup is one of my Make-Ahead Meal Planning recipes. It’s delicious, easy to make and great on the food budget.
Split Pea Soup
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin oilve oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, pressed
1 bag (2 cups) split peas, rinsed, drained and sorted
1 Tablespoon Spanish paprika, plus a pinch
1/4 teaspoon pepper
5 cups water
1 Ham hock
Salt to taste (if needed, I omitted)
In a medium stock pot, saute onion and garlic until onion is translucent. Add split peas, paprika, pepper, water and ham hock. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer for 20-25 minutes. Remove ham hock and set aside. Using a hand blender, puree soup until it becomes a creamy consistency. Ladel into serving bowls. Garish with a pinch of paprika.
Recipe Note: Carrots and celery would make a great addition to this soup.
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