With this cold weather I can really enjoy delicious old-fashioned pea soup. Making your own pea soup is not complicated, you just have to take your time. The split peas need some time to cook.
Soup made from peas has a long history. The soup is already known from ancient Greek civilizations from around 500 BC. Thick variants are popular in North West and Eastern Europe. In Canada, the US, Australia, India and the Middle East, variants are served, sometimes less bound.
Pea soup stays in the fridge for a long time, so you can always make some extras. You can also freeze it well, then give it time to thaw, because it takes a while.
What do you need for child-friendly pea soup?
For 4 people you need the following ingredients for the pea soup
- 2.5 l of water
- 600 gr Split peas
- 2 Leeks
- 1 winter carrot
- 1 Celeriac
- 3 shoulder chops
- 2 Beef broth cubes
- 2 smoked sausages
How do you make the pea soup?
- Boil 2.5 liters of water in a pan. Add the shoulder chops and split peas as it cooks.
- Peel the celeriac cut into pieces, as well as the leek and carrot. It does not have to be very small, later you blan it.
- Let the split peas and shoulder chops cook for 30 minutes, until the shoulder chops are cooked.
- Remove the shoulder chops from the pan, carefully remove the bones and add the meat to the soup again.
- Then add the celeriac, leek, winter carrot and beef broth cubes. Let everything simmer for about 30 minutes, until everything has softened and the split peas fall apart.
- Puree the soup with the hand blender nicely smooth
- Let the smoked sausage be cooked according to the instructions, cut into pieces and add it to the soup.
- Let it cook for a while. And your pea soup is ready!
Why is pea soup healthy?
The pea soup are a lot of vegetables. The celeriac is rich in various minerals, calcium and phosphorus. Good for your bones. It also contains potassium that ensures the proper functioning of your brain. The iron takes care of the oxygen transport in your blood. The leek contains many minerals such as iron and also calcium. The winter carrot helps your immune system through the large amount of vitamin A.
Enough reasons to regularly eat pea soup this winter.