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Split Pea Soup

Makes 6 cups

Author Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl

Ingredients

Instant Pot Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried green split peas, rinsed (200 g)
  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup / 160 g)
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion (65 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrot (65 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (60 g)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (about 10 turns)
  • 4 cups water (945 ml)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (5 g)

Stove Top Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried green split peas, rinsed (200 g)
  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and chopped (about 1 cup / 160 g)
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion (65 g)
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot (65 g)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery (60 g)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (about 10 turns)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley (5 g)

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Place the split peas in a strainer and rinse with water. Place the strainer over a bowl and set aside for now, allowing the excess water drain out.

  2. Press the saute button on your Instant Pot (IP) and heat up the inner pot for 2 minutes. Add the potato, onion, carrot and celery and saute for 3 minutes, stirring frequently and adding a splash of water when the veggies start to stick to the bottom of the pot.

  3. Add the split peas, garlic, smoked paprika, salt and pepper and stir. Cook for about a minute and then add the water and stir one more time.

  4. Turn the IP off and lock the lid into place, making sure the nozzle is in the sealing position. Using the Manual (or Pressure Cooking) mode, set the timer for 13 minutes. Use the natural release method when the timer goes off.

  5. When all the pressure is out of the pot, carefully remove the lid and allow the Soup to cool for about 15 minutes, occasionally stirring to help it cool faster. After it has cooled, blend the Soup in batches with your blender (or all in one go with a blender stick) until creamy and smooth. Pour the soup back into the inner pot and stir in the parsley. 

  6. Let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Place the split peas in a strainer and rinse with water. Place the strainer over a bowl and set aside for now, allowing the excess water drain out.

  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat for about two minutes. Add the potato, onion, carrot and celery and saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently and adding a splash of water when the veggies start to stick to the pot.

  3. Add the split peas, garlic, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and water and stir. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to medium-low and place a lid on the pot at an angle. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. After 30 minutes, turn off the heat, take the lid off and allow the soup to cool for about 15 minutes, occasionally stirring to help it cool faster. After it has cooled, blend the Soup in batches with your blender (or all in one go with a blender stick) until creamy and smooth. Our the soup back into the pot and stir in the parsley. 

  5. Let it cool completely before storing in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

This Soup might seem thin at first - this is normal. It will thicken as it cools.

The Soup in these pictures is topped with Coconut Bacon and  Pumpkin Seeds.