For a drab, chilly, day… a great tasting soup made from barley and dry yellow peas, for those who dislike the green pea soup. Split Pea Soup with Barley is very easy to make and perfect for a cold wintry day.
Split Pea Soup with Barley
Yield : 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings
- 10 cups water (I prefer using Chicken broth and water for more flavor)
- 1 pound dry yellow split peas, rinsed and drained [about 2 cups]
- 1/2 cup regular barley
- 2 tablespoons instant chicken bouillon granules
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 stalks celery — finely chopped
- 2 medium carrots — finely chopped (1 cup)
- 1 medium onion — finely chopped (1/2 cup)
- 5 ounces cooked ham — chopped (1 cup)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Salt and ground black pepper — to taste
In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven or pot bring water, split peas, barley,bouillon granules and bay leaf to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
Stir in celery carrots and onions; return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes more or until vegetables, peas and barley are tender.
Stir in ham and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook 5 minutes more or until ham is heated through. Remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and additional pepper.
Makes 8 (1 1/2 cup) servings.
Source : “Better Homes and Garden Magazine, November 2007”
Miss Jen says
Oh, how yummy, this looks!!
I will have to make it sometime soon! 😉
Love in Christ,
oh this sounds like a soup my husband and I would love…we are soup kind of people.
I love homemade soup. That looks very inviting and yummy. Thanks for the recipe.