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Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower

 

This is the coziest soup you will have on St. Patrick’s Day! This Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower is ideal for cool spring St. Patrick’s evenings. Whilst also Split Pea Soup is typically served with ham and/or bacon, cauliflower replaces the meat in this version. The first time I made this, I used whole coriander seeds instead of ground coriander, which was a huge mistake. Don’t make that mistake, or your guests will be spitting coriander seeds out of their mouths. Oops. Whole coriander seeds are extremely potent and powerful. Keep it to the ground.

This soup is, in my opinion, the most comforting comfort food. When one is sick, soup is the ultimate comfort food. When you are cold, the soup will warm you up. Soup just seems to cure everything. When cooking this better to cook the split peas on the same day as the soup. Simply cook the dried peas for an hour in pot water.

Woman Eating Soup

Split Peas are Lentils?

Split PeaSplit peas resemble lentils, but are they really split peas? Dried split peas can be preserved for up to 2 hours in the refrigerator. Split peas have a sweeter flavor than yellow split peas, and they’re commonly used in soup. It is common for them to split naturally. We can use peas to produce casserole, hummus, and vegetable salad. Split peas are high in protein, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and iron, all of which are found in high concentrations in split peas. This vegetarian dish is not only healthy but also inexpensive.

Pro-Tips for Cooking Split Pea Soup

  • Sweating is a technique that combines steaming and sautéing.
  • The concept is that the vegetables “sweat,” releasing enough moisture to soften and steam them in their own juices without the need for any additional liquid.
  • Cut the vegetables and sweat them in a dry sauté pan over medium heat.
  • If the vegetables begin to stick to the bottom of the pan, add a splash of water or vegetable broth.
  • You can also turn down the heat.

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Warm your St. Patrik’s Day by checking out our recipe below.

 

Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower Recipe:

Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower

Split Pea Soup with Cauliflower

You will have comfort food for St. Patrick's Day! This split pea soup is creamier than you expected. They are healthy with chopped cauliflower.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Irish Cuisine
Servings 5
Calories 1795 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 cups green split peas
  • 8-9 cups low sodium broth vegetabale or water
  • 1-3 cups cauliflower chopped
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tbsp coriander
  • 2 tsp garlic granules
  • tsp curry
  • ½ tsp garam masala

Instructions
 

Instructions:

  • In a pot with a lid, combine the split peas and vegetable broth or water, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 1 hour.
  • Sweat the cauliflower, carrots, and onions in a sauté pan, stir occasionally, till the cauliflower begins to brown and even the onions become translucent. (See note)
  • Then add the spices and cook for a couple more minutes, stirring frequently. Pour the veggies into the split peas.
  • Allow 30 minutes for the soup to simmer, or until it achieves the texture. Ready to serve! (See note)

Notes

  • If the vegetables begin to stick to the bottom of the pan, add a splash of water.
 
  • The longer the soup cooks, then the more split peas disintegrate and the soup will become creamier.
Keyword cauliflower, soup, split pea

 

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