Creamy Split Pea Soup with Sugar Snap Pea | Gluten Free Recipes

My father is visiting again, and he just loves his soups! Split pea soup is one of his faves, but  knowing he is ill I just had to add some fresh nutritional content. So, I not only made a split pea soup, but with added fresh sugar snap peas. Being Italian he loves the flavor of basil, so I added a bit of that as well. Along with added onion, garlic and broth he had a huge bowl filled with tons of broken up Schar’s gluten free bread sticks! Fresh, vegan, vegetarian and delicious. Enjoy!

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Creamy Split Pea and Sugar Snap Pea Soup

Rating: 51

Yield: Serves About 6

Creamy Split Pea and Sugar Snap Pea Soup

Lots of flavor without ham or bacon, this split pea soup is an ideal, creamy, dairy free, gluten free meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion or leaks
  • 1/4 cup scallions (green onion), whites and light greens only, chopped finely
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil (or 8 leaves fresh)
  • Scant 16 oz. bag dried green peas (I had used about 2 tablespoons in another recipe)
  • 5 1/2 cups gluten free chicken broth (or GF vegetable broth for vegan), divided (O Organics is GF)
  • 1/2 lb. fresh stringless sugar snap peas, rinsed and ends removed

Instructions:

  1. Add oil to a medium to large sauce pan; preheat; add yellow onion and basil; saute until tender; add garlic; saute 1 minute more; add dry peas and broth; stir and simmer for 35 minutes.
  2. Add scallions and sugar snap peas; cook for an additional 12-15 minutes or until sugar snap peas may be cut in half with the side of a wooden spoon.
  3. Add half the mixture to your blender; add 1/4 cup chicken broth to both portions; stir; and place it and the remaining soup in the pan in the refrigerator to cool.
  4. Once no more steam comes off the soup when blown on, puree until smooth; and place both pureed portions together either back in the pan for serving or in a large storage container for refrigeration or freezing; or freeze in individual size containers.

Tips

Garnish Suggestions:

Top with sour cream, Greek yogurt, or Parmesan cheese (my fave).

http://glutenfreerecipebox.com/creamy-split-pea-soup/

2 Comments

  1. Reply Sarah

    The recipe includes instructions for adding dry peas. However, there are no dry peas in the ingredient list, so I don’t know how much to use.

    • Reply Gluten Free Recipes

      Sarah,

      Sorry about that! I remember that I wanted to weigh what I had left of my 16 oz. bag before adding it to the list of ingredients, but had forgotten, obviously. I had used about 2 tablespoons in another recipe, therefore, my I used about 14 – 15 oz. in this recipe, rather than an entire 16 oz. bag.

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