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