Polar Vortex Pea Soup

9 Jan

This week we’re having a rare cold spell, due to a Polar Vortex!

I felt the need for a comforting soup so I came up with a variation of the classic split pea soup.  My Polar Vortex Pea Soup combines traditional ingredients for a split pea soup (minus the ham) and adds a puree of green peas for fresher flavor.  DSCN3567

Polar Vortex Pea Soup

If you have an immersion blender (mine is a Cuisinart Smart Stick) you can puree the cooked split peas right in the soup pot and also blend the sweet peas to a fine puree – no straining needed.

I freeze the soup in individual serving containers.  When I’m ready to use it, I let it thaw and mix in one or two teaspoons of cornstarch or tapioca starch.  Then I reheat it in the microwave oven.

The addition of a starch gives the soup a very nice creamy texture.


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