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Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup Recipe
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Pumpkin and Split Pea Soup

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"This is a very zesty, but not overly spicy, nourishing soup. It's best served warm! Garnish with freshly ground nutmeg."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 50 mins

    8 hrs


  1. Rinse and pick over the yellow split peas and soak overnight in clear water.
  2. Saute the onions in the butter in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the soaked split peas, chicken stock, pumpkin, salt beef, chili pepper and bitters. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until the peas are soft.
  3. Allow the soup to cool and then puree in a blender. Adjust the seasoning and reheat and serve with a little nutmeg sprinkled on top.
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Nov 17, 2006

Split peas give this soup a bit of texture as well as they take away a bit of the sweetness of the pumpkin. Works for me, I'm not too keen about sweet food for supper! Great recipe!

Oct 15, 2010

It was great on a cold fal evening. I used green split peas, veggie burger instead of salt beef and asafotida instead of the bitters. Used a pressure cooker to cook it all. Everybody was pleased.


10 Ratings

Jan 27, 2012

Definitely the way to enjoy a vegetarian soup! The flavor is great and it leaves you wanting more.

Oct 26, 2013

Just finished making this, and it is really delicious! I unfortunately did not have all ingredients to hand, so I made the following substitutions/revisions: 1) Because I'm impatient, instead of soaking the split peas overnight, I started them cooking first, then just added the ingredients as I got them ready. 2) Used about 2-3 cup of diced fresh cooked ham on the bone. 3) I had a HUGE green chili pepper, so I removed the seeds first, diced it up and then sauteed it with the onions. 4) Didn't have any bitters, so I added about 1/2 cup of pumpkin ale. 5) At the tail end, I added about 2 teaspoons of curry. (The soup tasted great as is, I just felt like curry is all.) Thanks for the new and interesting twist on split peas!

Oct 07, 2013

This is really good. I had never heard of "salt beef" before. Thought of maybe adding ham but forgot. I soak the peas over night then stuck it all in a crock pot and let it cook all day then blended. Tasted good to me without the salt beef. Super simple and nice change. I didn't add all the onion they called for, seemed a bit much. I just realized I used Lentils instead of split peas!! Still yum


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  • Calories
  • 298 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.9 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 32 mg
  • 11%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 8.3 g
  • 33%
  • Protein
  • 14.4 g
  • 29%
  • Sodium
  • 464 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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