Split Pea Soup


Have you ever added a pig's trotter to a split pea soup? It what makes this soup so AMAZING. Serve with rye bread for a great winter evening meal.

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Split pea soup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2016-02-06, this recipe is for 6 people and takes 1 hours 15 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 20-05-2023

1 hours 15 minutes 6 people Main course
Split pea soup


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  • 1 pig's trotter (about 300 gram)
  • fatty piece of bacon (about 250 gram)
  • 400 gram green split peas
  • 2 litre water
  • 2 leeks
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 celery root
  • 1 beef smoked sausage
  • pepper and salt
  • 2 slices of rye bread per person
  • optional: celery root leaves for garnish
Split pea soup ingredients
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  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • large pan
  • immersion blender

Split Pea Soup

1 hours 15 minutes 6 people Main course

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Preparation – 45 minutes

Rinse the split peas 2 times under running cold water. Add the split peas along with the pig's trotter, bacon and water to the large pan. Bring to a boil, turn down the heat and let it simmer for 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel onions and ½ a celery root. Rinse the leek and celery root. Chop the onions as fine as you can, the celery root in cubes and the leek in thin rings and set them aside.

Remove the pig's trotter from the soup, also remove the bacon and chop it into small pieces. You can throw the pig's trotter in the trash, it has done its job of giving the soup an amazing flavour.  

Split pea soup
Split pea soup

Finishing the split pea soup – 30 minutes

Puree using an immersion blender the split peas with water until you've reached a smooth soup. Add the chopped veggies to the soup and bring them back to a boil. Let them simmer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, slice the beef smoked sausage into thin pieces.

Add in the chopped bacon and the sausage pieces. Let the soup simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Season with pepper and salt.

Serve immediately on deep plates, garnish with celery leaves and serve with rye bread. Enjoy!  

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