My favourite healthy winter warmer is my late dad’s recipe homemade thick pea soup, very popular in Holland. Made with green or yellow split peas (preferably green), leeks, celeriac, a small potato and a few vegetable stock cubes. No need to soak the peas, cook for around three hours until the peas are completely soft and the soup has thickened. No need to blend unless you prefer it completely smooth. For non-vegetarians add slices of smoked sausage or slow cooked pork cut into small pieces. This can be cooked in the soup for extra flavour. It makes a nice meal with some crusty wholemeal bread. Very filling. If anybody would like the recipe I can post that too.
Split pea soup (traditional Dutch recipe) - Healthy Eating
Hey Freesia3, this looks lovely and very appetising to me so I'm glad that you posted it.
Its real bread week Feb 23 so if you want to post a recipe for your wholemeal bread then please do.
We love photo's and recipes of each others baking on here. 😊
Sorry Jerry, I’m ashamed to say it’s my local baker who makes the nice crusty wholemeal bread, not me! 🙁
Hey if I wasn't a coeliac I'd be buying wholemeal bread from my local baker...😊
I really like the look and sound of your soup - have you posted the recipe anywhere, as I'd love to try it.
Hi, I’m flattered you would like to try my soup. I just have to translate my dad’s recipe from the Dutch. Won’t be long, watch this space!
DUTCH PEA SOUP RECIPE
1 packet of green split peas - 500gr (yellow if green not available but not as nice)
600 gr. boneless pork shoulder or fillet, or ham hock if not vegetarian
1 leek, sliced
3/4 celeriac, cubed
1 small potato, cubed
1 1/2 litres of cold water
3 vegetable stock cubes (or more to taste)
peas at the bottom of the pan
next the meat, followed by
leeks, celeriac, potato, stock cubes and water
Bring to the boil without stirring and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours
Remove the meat, cut into small pieces and put back in the pan
Simmer for another 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally so that the peas do not stick to the bottom of the pan.
If it gets a bit too thick just add some water or stock. You can of course add more flavouring or spices if you so wish.
I suppose it might be possible to do it in a slow oven or in a pressure cooker but I’ve always done it the traditional way on the hob.
I hope it turns out nice for you. Let me know please?
Thank you so much, I will definitely try it - hopefully next week or on the weekend, depending on when I get the ingredients. I will let you know how it goes! I'm looking forward to trying it. I am sure it will be 'Lekker' (I've just come back from Amsterdam, and my Dutch is limited, but I know the word 'lekker' )
Looks delicious freesia3
Definitely going to try this recipe Thankyou for the recipe x
Have a good day x
sounds lovely. i would add lots of spices for my extra flavour. its a long time since i had split pea soup. thanks for posting. love grace xoxo
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That looks really tasty.
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