Friday, October 21, 2011

Easy Peasy Split Pea Kale Soup

Ever since Fanny from Cooking Vegan Food Up North visited and prepared a Swedish dinner for us, I've been making variations of this split pea soup.  Adding a swirl of yellow mustard to a soup was a new thing for me, but I love it!

The beauty of a split pea soup is that it comes together quickly and doesn't require pre-soaking the peas.  This, and the fact that I always have yellow split peas on hand, are probably the reasons that I make this dish a lot.  Oh and it's tasty, filling, and healthy!  This time I added diced bell pepper, shredded carrot, and Red Russian kale.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups yellow split peas
1 red bell pepper, diced
2 shallots, diced (or a small onion)
2 sprigs of thyme, stems discarded
7 cups vegetable broth
2 carrots, shredded
several handfuls of kale, chopped
yellow mustard

1. In a soup pot, saute dried split peas in olive oil for a 5-10 minutes on medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Add the bell pepper, shallots, and thyme, and saute for another 5-10 minutes.
2. Add the vegetable broth and stir.  Cover pot and simmer 20-30 minutes until the peas are soft.  In the last 5 minutes, add the shredded carrot and stir.
3. Turn off heat.  Add kale to the pot, cover, and let steam for 5 minutes.
4. Top with a swirl of yellow mustard!


  1. This looks lovely and easy and perfect!

  2. Yum! I'm glad I could spread the joy of mustard in split pea soup.

  3. I love split pea soup but I've never made it with yellow peas so I'll buy some soon and try your version!

  4. I love making split pea soup in my pressure cooker and I'll put kale in anything. :) This recipe is right up my alley!

  5. ANDY!! That looks amazing! I absolutely adore yellow mustard, I have it with most things.

  6. Hey, sorry about the comment not related to the post but I've nominated you to the Liebster Blog award :)

  7. as a mustard lover i can't believe i never thought to drizzle some on soup. doh! totally gonna have to make this happen and i love your soup! we always split peas on hand as well, and an easy peasy soup is the best kind!

  8. YUM!! I wouldn't have thought to use mustard either. Mustard + split peas has got to be a big win.

  9. Thank you, Glauce. That's so nice!

  10. I linked to this post today on my blog!