Earthy yellow split peas with bright lemon and plenty of greens is a hearty, one-bowl meal that you are will want to make again and again.
Author Becky Striepe
1tablespoonolive oil(optional, if you are pressure cooking)
1cupchopped, peeled broccoli stalkOR celery
1yellow, red, or orange bell pepperdiced
3cupsno-salt-added vegetable broth
1 ½cupsyellow split peassoaked in 2 cups of water for 1 hour and drained (No soaking needed, if you use the pressure cooker method.)
4cupsstemmed and chopped Swiss chard
¼cupchopped fresh parsley
salt and freshly ground pepper
Stovetop Directions: Put the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion just starts to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot, broccoli stalk, and bell pepper, and cook, stirring frequently for 5 minutes. Stir in the bay leaf, sage, thyme, and rosemary. Cook, stirring frequently, got 1 minute. Add the broth, water, and split peas. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Decrease the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the peas begin to break down and thicken the soup, 45 to 60 minutes. Add the chard, stir, and cook until the chard is wilted and tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in the parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Pressure Cooker Directions: Combine all of the ingredients except the Swiss chard, parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in your pressure cooker. Cook for 18 minutes, then do a 15-minute natural release. Stir in the Swiss chard, and put the lid onto the pot again, but don't turn it on. Wait 5 minutes, and see if the chard is wilted. If it is, you're ready to serve. If not, cover for a few more minutes, and check again. Finish with the lemon juice, parsley, salt, and pepper just before serving.
If you can't find yellow split peas, you can use green instead. The flavor is similar, and the cooking time is the same.
Having trouble finding fresh vegetables right now? You can use frozen instead. Just add the frozen vegetables at the end, stirring occasionally until they cook through. In the Instant Pot, you will likely need to use the Saute button to cook the frozen vegetables after adding them to the finished soup.
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Keyword yellow split pea soup
Yellow split pea soup from Glue & Glitter, https://www.glueandglitter.com/sunny-split-pea-soup-eat-like-you-give-a-damn/