As a busy mama who handles the grocery planning, buying, and budgeting, I always appreciate a clean eating recipe that doesn’t break the bank. Even better if it tastes delicious and makes a ton of servings at one time.
Welcome: Split Pea Soup
This may not be the lasagna or mashed potatoes and gravy type of comfort food, but believe me, it hits the spot. The texture, the sweet flavor, the warmth. Especially as the last many months in the Pacific Northwest have been so chilly and rainy, this is a perfect dinner to sit down to at the end of the day. And when a 16oz bag of split peas, which is what you need for this recipe, is about $1, this lands in the cheap category!
1 1/2 lbs of dried split peas (about 2 cups)
3 chopped carrots (baby carrots work just fine)
1 large chopped onion
3 minced garlic cloves
1 teaspoon cracked pepper (I omit this as the hubs isn’t a huge fan of pepper)
2 teaspoons Himalayan salt (or whatever your preferred salt is)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon olive oil
Tip: This is especially good paired with turkey bacon. Odd as it may sound, I would take a bite of each at the same time to get the best flavor combo! The crunchy saltiness of the bacon perfectly compliments the smooth sweetness of the soup!