Green Pea Soup

This is a Grandmother’s recipe, so you know it’s good. And the best part is, it’s so simple that even a monkey with Split Green Peasone hand could make it. Yes sir, my Grandmother’s (my american grandmother) fantastic pea soup recipe has been in the family for a while, and for good reason. In fact, I was looking at the original recipe recently, and it seems like Grandma included a little “chant” that’s meant to be recited while cooking the soup, which is, apparently, the secret ingredient.

Cauldron cook,

Cauldron bubble,

So kids eat this soup

Without any trouble.

The chant works! Children of all ages will eat this soup with pleasure! Even my brother, who has always been a picky eater (especially with vegetables), always ate pea soup. So the next time anyone finds themselves commanding “eat your peas!” to a child, just give this recipe a try.

The backyard herb garden.

This pea soup uses fresh dill to give a boost of flavor. Luckily, the backyard herb garden is in full bloom.

Fresh dill growing in the backyard garden.

Fresh dill growing in the backyard garden.

Green Pea Soup

  • 16 oz Green Split Peas
  • 6 stalks of Celery
  • 4 large Carrots
  • 1 large Yellow Onion
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 1/2 cubes Chicken Bullion (18 g)
  • 8 cups Water
  • 3 tbsp. Chopped Fresh Dill

Chop the celery, carrots, and onion into thin slices.

Diced Carrots

Chopped Celery

Mix all of the ingredients except for the fresh dill.

Peas, Carrots, Celery, and Onion

Watery Soup

Bring the soup to a boil over high heat. As soon as it begins to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Let the soup simmer over low heat for about 2 hours, or until it thickens.

Soup Cooking

Mix the fresh, chopped dill in with the soup. Serve warm, with a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Dill in the Soup

Green Pea Soup


4 responses on “Green Pea Soup

  1. We made it last night! Thanks, Ben! But it was sort of a bummer because we could not find split green peas in the grocery store here in England, so we substituted and it didn’t come out like the picture at all.

  2. I always want to make this tasty-est soup ever, but I do not know how, although grandma/mom wrote me out directions including the chant. Do you have to soak the peas first?

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