Traveler’s Special Split Pea Soup
By :Meals in a Jar Cookbook by Pamela Ellgen
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About half an hour up the coast from where I live in Santa Barbara, California, lies Anderson’s Restaurant, which prides itself on its pea soup, serving more than 2 million bowls a year. There’s something so cozy about driving up the Central Coast and stopping in for a steaming bowl. I also really appreciate that they offer a completely vegetarian soup—a rare find. When I’m staying closer to home, I try to recreate their soup, and it comes pretty close! Jar size: 4 cups
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
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Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4 cup dried celery
  • 2 leaves dried bay
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 3 cups dried green split peas
For cooking and serving
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or water
Course Soup
Cuisine Modern
Difficulty Easy
Browse Category Soups, Stews & Broths
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
6-8 servings
Ingredients
Dry ingredients
  • 1/3 cup dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried garlic
  • 1/4 cup dried celery
  • 2 leaves dried bay
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 3 cups dried green split peas
For cooking and serving
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or water
Votes: 2
Rating: 5
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
Preparation:
  1. Layer the dry ingredients in the jar in the order listed.
To Cook:
  1. Place all of the jarred ingredients into the Instant Pot. Add 6 cups of vegetable broth or water. Stir to mix. Cover with the lid and ensure the vent is in the “Sealed” position. Pressure Cook or Manual on High for 20 minutes. Allow the steam pressure to release naturally for 15 minutes, then release any remaining pressure manually.
Recipe Notes

Ingredient Tip: Regular sea salt is acceptable in place of the smoked sea salt, but if you have it, it lends a nice smoky component to this naturally vegan recipe. If you wish, you can add a ham bone or a few pieces of bacon to the Instant Pot and sauté for 5 minutes before commencing the recipe.

4 replies
  1. Jhansill
    Jhansill says:

    Delicous and super easy. I added a leftover ham bone to my soup when it was cooking.. and it gave it so much flavor

  2. Sue scott
    Sue scott says:

    Love the Instant Pot but am having a time putting lid on. Still, we all love it. Pea soup without a recipe: Add to pot —. Carrots , onions, ham bone with some meat on it, tablespoon any kind vinegar, pepper, garlic, really any kind of fresh veg, any. Kind of broth (fill 2/3 of pot), split peas – about 1cup – or soup mixed lentils. Can add can of chickpeas. Lid on.

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