Featuring dried split peas and fresh vegetables, this split pea soup is the perfect nutritious and delicious recipe to make during the winter!
Cooking pea soup is a lengthy process, but there are other methods and devices that you can use to speed it up. Here are some different ways you can cut down the cooking time by minutes and even hours!
- Use a Pressure Cooker: this method only took me 20 minutes to cook the split pea soup! Follow the same preparation steps in the recipe, but add all ingredients into a pressure cooker instead of a pot.
- Soak Your Dried Split Peas: I haven’t tried this method yet, but through research, I found that this also may cut down the cooking time to 20 minutes. Place the dried split peas into a large container or pot and pour over cold water. Soak peas for 4 hours minimum, then strain and discard the water, and use them in the recipe.
If you don’t have all of the ingredients on hand, feel free to substitute them. I have listed a few substitutions that can be measured and used exactly the same as the original ingredients.
- Yellow Onion: red or white onion
- Dried Oregano and Dried Parsley: other dried herbs of choice (thyme, basil, cilantro, etc.)