Mimi's Split Pea Soup

“This is my mom's recipe for her favorite soup. Since I never liked split peas as a kid, I never ate it. But since growing up, I've found it to be delicious. I make this with chicken or vegetable broth for a more flavorful soup. Serve with warm crusty bread.”
2hrs 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large stock pot.
  2. Bring to a boil. reduce heat and simmer, covered, for approximately 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until peas are soft. Add potatoes and barley the last 25 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Stir from bottom occasionally and skim foam off top if it accumulates.
  4. Once peas, potatoes and barley are tender, remove pot from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  5. If using ham hock (or turkey wing), remove from soup, let cool and cut meat from bone. Finely chop meat and set aside.
  6. Ladle soup in batches into a blender or processor.
  7. Blend/process 2 to 3 seconds only.
  8. Return soup to pot, stir in ham (or turkey).
  9. Reheat (if necessary) and serve.

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