Pea Soup

This soup is cheap, it's easy, it's healthy, and it's hearty!

I had some left over smoked pork shoulder. What a great way to use some of the left over veggies, meat, and stock. It added a yummy smoked flavor. I've been chowing down this soup for 2 days and I'm still not sick of it!

Now this soup could easily be vegan and still taste awesome...

This really is a must try this fall/ winter!

Pea Soup

1 lb dried peas
8 cups stock (I used cooking juices from my left over boiled dinner and chicken stock. BUT you can use vegetable stock instead to make this dish vegan)
1 onion diced
1 stalk of celery diced
1 carrot diced
1 ham bone (optional)
1-2 cups diced ham (optional)

Add all of your ingredients except the diced ham (if your using it) into a large stock pot. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to med/low and simmer for 1-2 hours. When the peas are starting to fall apart and the rest of the veggies are tender. Remove ham bone.

With your immersion blender, puree 1/2 of the soup. If you do not own an immersion blender... well you should.

They are awesome! If you don't though... just cool a bit add it to your food processor or blender.

Give a good mix then add in your diced ham (if your using it) stir and serve!


  1. I looove my immersion blender! My hubby knows that my favorite gifts from him are kitchen appliances. Romantic, huh?

  2. Same goes here.... He only buys me things I need for the kitchen! I think some women would be offended to get a gift of pots and pans for their birthday. haha not me!