November 03, 2010

Frugal Cooking - Easy Recipe - Split Pea Soup

1 cup dried split peas
1 cup dried lentils
1 tbsp mustard (dry is best)
1 tsp paprika (or any other pepper you like)
1 tbsp molasses (brown sugar is ok)
2 carrots
1 onion
2 stalks celery
leftover ham preferably with bone
cover all with water 1/4 inch deep
salt and pepper to taste

bring to a boil on high, turn to low, stir, cover with lid let simmer on medium until tender, add salt and pepper (takes more salt than you would think)

As you can see, I used the frozen veggies put up for the winter.

Quick Cooking Tip: You don't have to soak peas or lentils before you cook them.


  1. I'll be right over for a bowl:) I'm the only one in the family that likes split pea soup (besides the older generation) .. gosh .. this looks good!

  2. awww too bad we weren't neighbors, what a force we would be, nothing would go to waste - i'd love to have you for lunch (even the cook needs to be cooked for sometimes, but alas when you reach this level of excellence in culinary efficiency there is no replacement easily found) peace

  3. It has been awhile since we have had split pea soup. I think we might have to bust out a batch soon.

  4. That soup looks both delicious AND nourishing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. It sounds and looks most delicious. Your recipe is a bit different than how we do it...your soup sounds better. We bought bunch of lentils that I need to start using up and this would be a good recipe for them. Very nice.:)

  6. This is the only recipe I know, can't imagine what a different one would taste like! It is really is too Kelly. Thanks for the visits, peace

  7. Oh my goodness- this looks so good...there is a chill in the air here and this soup would just hit the spot...I think Ill make it today!
    Thanks so much for the inspiration!