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Split Pea Soup with Spinach

Posted on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 01:16 PM


Split Pea Soup with Spinach Recipe

Serves: 4-6. Prep time: 30 minutes active; 2 hours total. 

1 1⁄2 cups split peas
7 cups water
1 medium potato, cubed
3 ribs celery, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
4 ounces local spinach, chopped
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Pick over the peas for any stones or twigs, if necessary, then put in a large pot with the water and bring to a boil.

  • Reduce to a simmer, and add the potato, celery, onion, carrot, bay leaf, thyme and salt. Simmer for an hour and a half, checking occasionally to stir and add water if needed.

  • When the split peas are falling apart, stir in the spinach and simmer just until the spinach is wilted. Add black pepper. Serve hot.


  1. Paired with a hunk of crusty bread, creamy split pea soup is comfort food that will warm you from the inside out.

Tags: Recipes, 101-Legumes, Peas