Healthy Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons

Healthy Split Pea Soup with Homemade Croutons
  • Type
    Soups and Stews
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Flavor
    Savory
  • Course
    First
  • Estimated Time
    1 Hour 16 Minutes
  • Served
    Hot
  • Yield
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • Celery
    Celery
  • Carrot
    Carrot
  • Garlic
    Garlic
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Parsley
    Parsley
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Cumin
    Cumin
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • Paprika
    Paprika
  • Water
    Water
  • Salt
    Salt
  • 2 cups of Peas (dried, split)
  • 2 Celery (stalks, diced)
  • 1 Carrot (medium, diced)
  • 2 Garlic (cloves)
  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • Parsley (fresh, chopped; for garnish)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin (ground)
  • 3 Bread (slices, any rustic variety)
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 teaspoon of Paprika (smoked, ground)
  • 6 cups of Water (or vegetable broth)
  • Salt (to taste)

Directions

Simple yet fulfilling, this soup will give you the nutrients you need with the flavors you won't forget. Green peas provide a good dose of protein and dietary fiber as well as potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A and B. These nutrients play an important role in supporting the immune, digestive, and cardiovascular system by lowering blood sugar, reducing bad cholesterol, and more. Carrots and celery contain powerful antioxidants, which are known for their effects on eye health and tissue regeneration as well as for their anti-inflammatory properties.

  1. Rinse the peas under running water and drain them.(1 minute)
  2. Over medium heat, sauté onions until translucent.(2 minutes)
  3. Add the garlic and sauté it for a minute. Then add the peas, carrots, adn celery and mix well. Cook for five minutes.(6 minutes)
  4. Add the water or veggie broth and give it a good stir. Cover the pot until it boils, then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for one hour or until peas softens.(1 hour)
  5. Meanwhile, cut the bread into cubes. Spread them on a baking sheet and drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil to lightly coat them. Bake at 300 °F (150°C) for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the spices and cook uncovered for a few more minutes.(5 minutes)
  7. Take off the heat and cream the soup in a blender.(2 minutes)
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley and croutons. Enjoy right away!