Pea soup

Pea soup has been around for centuries and there are many different recipes for it. The earliest known recipe for pea soup dates back to the 1st century AD. This recipe was found in a cookbook called Apicius, which is a collection of Roman recipes. The recipe calls for dried peas, water, salt, and oil.

Pea soup became popular in England in the 14th century. At this time, dried peas were the main ingredient in the soup. The peas were soaked overnight, then cooked with water and salt. Sometimes, bacon or ham was added to the soup.

Pea soup was introduced to America by the Pilgrims. The first American cookbook, published in 1796, included a recipe for pea soup. This recipe was made with fresh or dried peas, water, salt, and pepper.

Advice

Making pea soup is a relatively simple process, but there are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure the best results. First, be sure to use fresh peas, as they will provide the most flavor. Second, use a good quality stock as it will add richness and depth of flavor to the soup. Third, add a few herbs and spices to enhance the flavor, such as thyme, bay leaves, and pepper. Finally, be sure to simmer the soup for at least an hour to allow the flavors to fully develop. Following these tips will help you create a delicious and comforting bowl of pea soup.

Questions

What is the difference between split pea soup and pea soup?

Split pea soup is made with split peas, which are dried and then split in half, while pea soup is made with whole peas. Split pea soup usually has a thicker, creamier texture and a mild flavor, while pea soup has a lighter texture and a more robust flavor. Split pea soup is typically seasoned with herbs and spices, while pea soup is often served with a dollop of cream.

Is pea soup healthy for you?

Yes, pea soup can be a healthy option. It is an excellent source of plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. When made with low-sodium broth, it can also be low in sodium. Additionally, it can be a good source of healthy fats, depending on what other ingredients are used to make the soup.

What does pea soup do for your body?

Pea soup is a nutritious and delicious source of fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals. It is low in fat and calories and can help to keep you feeling full and energized. Pea soup is also a great source of antioxidants, which help to protect your cells from damage that can lead to chronic health problems.

What makes pea soup thick?

Pea soup is typically thickened with butter, flour, or cream. Other ingredients such as potatoes, carrots, and onions can also be added to achieve desired thickness.

Why shouldn't you soak split peas?

Soaking split peas is not necessary and can actually lead to a mushy texture when cooked. The peas will cook evenly and thoroughly without soaking.

Does split pea soup spike blood sugar?

Split pea soup typically does not spike blood sugar. The peas and other ingredients in the soup provide complex carbohydrates that are slowly digested and absorbed, helping to keep blood sugar levels stable.

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Recipes

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Split Pea Soup

  • salt
  • sour cream
  • ham
  • ham bone
  • onion
  • green pea
  • olive oil
  • worcestershire sauce
  • bay leaf
  • celery
  • leek
  • yukon gold potato
  • garlic
  • thyme
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Split Pea Soup

  • salt
  • lemon
  • green pea
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • thyme
  • carrot
  • leek
  • garlic
  • bacon
  • chicken stock
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Hammy Chickpea Soup

  • black pepper
  • red pepper flake
  • cumin seed
  • smoked paprika
  • kale
  • onion
  • chickpea
  • smoked ham hock
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • carrot
  • garlic
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Chickpea Soup

  • parsley
  • salt
  • chickpea
  • broccoli
  • thyme
  • white wine
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • vegetable broth
  • garlic
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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

  • salt
  • black eyed pea
  • onion
  • smoked ham hock
  • collard green
  • rice
  • olive oil
  • carrot
  • celery
  • garlic
  • chicken broth
  • bacon
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Easy Peasy Split Pea Soup

  • salt
  • special equipment blender
  • green pea
  • cumin
  • carrot
  • celery
  • garlic
  • lime
  • onion
  • tomato
  • bacon
  • chicken stock
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Coconut-Ginger Chickpea Soup

  • MUSTARD SEED AND TURMERIC OIL
  • salt
  • turmeric
  • olive oil
  • cayenne pepper
  • mustard seed
  • CILANTRO-RAISIN CHUTNEY
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • lime juice
  • shallot
  • cilantro
  • raisin
  • STEW AND ASSEMBLY
  • coconut flake
  • curry powder
  • ginger
  • chickpea
  • red lentil
  • cayenne pepper
  • coconut milk
  • garlic
  • onion
  • virgin coconut oil
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Vegetarian Black-Eyed Pea Soup

  • black eyed pea
  • garlic
  • onion
  • vegetable oil
  • carrot
  • macaroni
  • thyme
  • tomato
  • vegetable broth
  • vegetable juice
  • celery
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • parmesan cheese
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Split Pea Soup

  • bay leaf
  • onion
  • meaty ham bone
  • black pepper
  • thyme
  • pea
  • parsley
  • carrot
  • celery
  • chicken broth
  • water
  • salt
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Yellow Split Pea Soup

  • yellow pea
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • salt
  • yukon gold potato
  • onion
  • apple cider vinegar
  • water
  • celery
  • cashew cream
  • cashew
  • smoked paprika
  • garlic
  • vegetable broth
  • chive
  • parsley
  • coconut bacon
  • corn
  • ears corn kernel
  • olive oil
  • red pepper flake
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Minty Pea Soup

  • chive
  • salt
  • onion
  • crème fraîche
  • parsley
  • mint
  • heavy cream
  • butter
  • vegetable broth
  • pea
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Asparagus-Pea Soup with Parmesan Cheese

  • heavy cream
  • white wine
  • salt
  • white
  • shallot
  • pea
  • parmesan cheese
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • white pepper
  • butter
  • thyme
  • olive oil
  • celery
  • garlic
  • lime
  • asparagus
  • lime
  • lime zest
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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

  • black eyed pea
  • garlic
  • onion
  • spinach
  • bay leaf
  • ham hock
  • thyme
  • creole seasoning
  • celery
  • bacon
  • chicken broth
  • salt
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Crockpot Split Pea Soup

  • onion
  • thyme
  • pea
  • celery
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • fully ham
  • water
  • parsley
  • garlic
  • carrot
  • chicken broth
  • celery
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Split Pea Soup

  • parmesan cheese
  • onion
  • thyme
  • pea
  • salt
  • smoked paprika
  • smoked ham
  • black pepper
  • carrot
  • celery
  • garlic
  • bacon
  • chicken stock
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Split Pea Soup

  • ham
  • pea
  • thyme
  • onion
  • ham bone
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
  • celery
  • garlic
  • carrot
  • chicken broth
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Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

  • SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
  • an pot
  • BACON CROUTONS AND ASSEMBLY
  • olive oil
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • butter
  • lemon
  • red pepper flake
  • bacon
  • day white
  • SOUP
  • salt
  • cumin
  • lemon
  • onion
  • cayenne pepper
  • turmeric
  • green pea
  • olive oil
  • leek
  • smoked ham hock
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Chickpea Soup

  • celery
  • onion
  • tomato
  • salt
  • parsley
  • black pepper
  • thyme
  • carrot
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • chickpea
  • vegetable broth
  • garlic
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30 Minute Pea Soup

  • celery
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • onion
  • chipotle
  • smoked paprika
  • thyme
  • cream
  • garlic
  • chicken broth
  • pea
  • pepper
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Black-Eyed Pea Soup

  • yoghurt
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • oregano
  • cumin
  • black pepper
  • coriander
  • red pepper flake
  • garlic
  • tomato
  • black eyed pea
  • vegetable oil
  • onion
  • chicken stock
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Cream of Cashew Pea Soup

  • salt
  • green onion
  • malt vinegar
  • red pepper flake
  • olive oil
  • cashew
  • sugar snap
  • light brown sugar
  • celery
  • onion
  • garlic
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Chicken and Chickpea Soup

  • salt
  • chickpea
  • bay leaf
  • saffron thread
  • white wine
  • pepper
  • parsley
  • cabbage
  • spanish mountain cured ham chunk
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • carrot
  • onion
  • celery
  • chicken thigh
  • garlic
  • stock
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Ham and Split Pea Soup

  • carrot
  • celery
  • onion
  • ham
  • pea
  • thyme
  • bay leaf
  • chicken stock
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • butter
  • garlic
  • parsley
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Split Pea Soup

  • pea
  • onion
  • butter
  • thyme
  • ham hock
  • carrot
  • celery
  • chicken broth
  • water
  • salt
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Split Pea Soup

  • onion
  • red potato
  • green pea
  • garlic
  • celery
  • carrot
  • ham
  • creole seasoning
  • oregano
  • cayenne pepper
  • olive
  • chicken stock
  • salt
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Spicy Chickpea Soup

  • salt
  • chicken stock
  • garam masala
  • ginger
  • light coconut milk
  • cilantro
  • naturally sweetened apple juice
  • yogurt
  • tomato
  • chickpea
  • green onion
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Chickpea Soup

  • salt
  • chickpea
  • mustard
  • cilantro
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • cayenne pepper
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Chilled Spring Pea Soup with Crab Salad, Creme Fraiche, and Mint

  • black pepper
  • salt
  • salt
  • sherry vinegar
  • olive oil
  • coriander seed
  • cumin seed
  • fresno chile
  • mint
  • shallot
  • garlic
  • green onion
  • mint
  • jonah crabmeat
  • fresno chile
  • black peppercorn
  • coriander seed
  • bay leaf
  • lime
  • pickled fresno chile
  • garlic
  • crème fraîche
  • english pea
  • marjoram
  • snow pea
  • sugar
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Chickpea Soup

  • parmigiano cheese
  • salt
  • onion
  • rosemary
  • chickpea
  • olive oil
  • water
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split pea soup

  • green pea
  • bay leaf
  • carrot
  • rib celery
  • olive oil
  • vegetable stock
  • thyme
  • leek
  • garlic
  • herb sauce
  • gruyere crouton
  • salt
  • sour cream
  • bacon
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Split Pea Soup

  • black pepper
  • salt
  • onion
  • smoked ham hock
  • bay leaf
  • shallot
  • leek
  • thyme
  • chicken stock
  • olive oil
  • green pea
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German Split Pea Soup

  • black pepper
  • salt
  • green pea
  • carrot
  • onion
  • rib celery
  • celery root
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • all purpose flour
  • bay leaf
  • smoked ham hock
  • bacon
  • thyme
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Red Pea Soup

  • thyme
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • cornmeal
  • all purpose flour
  • red pea
  • butter
  • salt
  • sugar
  • pig' knuckle
  • rib celery
  • sweet potato
  • onion
  • garlic
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Yellow Pea Soup

  • black pepper
  • fatty bacon
  • salt pork
  • winter savory
  • baking soda
  • carrot
  • leek
  • rutabaga
  • onion
  • yellow pea
  • grade maple syrup
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Lemon Orzo Chickpea Soup

  • orzo pasta
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • vegetable stock
  • lemon juice
  • dill
  • chickpea
  • spinach
  • carrot
  • egg
  • garlic
  • salt
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20-Minute Moroccan Chickpea Soup

  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • tomato
  • carrot
  • onion
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • red pepper flake
  • chickpea
  • kale
  • tomato paste
  • vegetable stock
  • garlic
  • fresh lemon
  • salt

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
onion
garlic
olive oil
carrot
celery
thyme
pea
black pepper
bay leaf
chickpea
water
butter
chicken stock
parsley
bacon
leek
mint
green pea
chicken broth
cayenne pepper
lemon juice
tomato
smoked paprika
black eyed pea
ham
pepper
cilantro
cumin
smoked ham hock
white wine
vegetable broth
ginger
red pepper flake
green onion
yellow pea
heavy cream
sour cream
lemon
shallot
chive
sugar
cinnamon
vegetable oil
parmesan cheese
kale
lime
ham hock
rib celery
ham bone
potato
bell pepper
all purpose flour
turmeric
garlic powder
crème fraîche
oregano
yogurt
coriander seed
vegetable stock
yukon gold potato
dill
green lentil
rice
tomato paste
green
dijon mustard
horseradish
cumin seed
coconut flake
mustard seed
chicken bouillon
cashew
coriander
spinach
creole seasoning
rosemary
smoked ham
milk
bread
mustard
hot vegetable stock
fresno chile
english pea
marjoram
sweet potato
worcestershire sauce
oil
chicken drumstick
red harissa
veggie
goat cheese
sman
lamb
vermicelli
celeriac
sausage
bouillon
pork chop
broccoli
collard green
special equipment blender
curry powder
lime juice
red lentil
coconut milk
raisin
virgin coconut oil
shiso
coconut
sugar snap pea
hot chicken broth
tofu
red miso
macaroni
vegetable juice
meaty ham bone
half
apple cider vinegar
cashew cream
coconut bacon
corn
ears corn kernel
meaty smoked ham hock
onion studded
demi baguette
chicken
celeriac root
smoked pork chop
green garlic
white
white pepper
asparagus
lime zest
pocketless pita
onion powder
paprika
essence
italian sausage
lemons lemon zest
fully ham
an pot
day white
chipotle
cream
crouton
yoghurt
brown sugar
unsmoked ham hock
roncal
majorero
fennel seed
madras curry powder
malt vinegar
sugar snap
light brown sugar
saffron thread
cabbage
spanish mountain cured ham chunk
chicken thigh
stock
serrano chile
pumpkin puree
sugar pumpkin
beer
chipotle chile powder
smoked gouda
red potato
olive
garam masala
light coconut milk
naturally sweetened apple juice
lump crabmeat
sambal oelek
sherry vinegar
jonah crabmeat
black peppercorn
pickled fresno chile
snow pea
shrimp
red skinned potato
fully chorizo