Pumpkin split pea soup

Creamy Pumpkin Split Pea Soup

This simple, delicious pumpkin split pea soup looks absolutely lovely with a deep orange-yellow color. The split peas add a depth of flavor and a texture you don’t get with just the pumpkin alone.

Creamy pumpkin split pea soup

Often times, cooking dry beans at home gives less than pleasing results, especially if they are not very fresh. They can still be gritty, even after hours on the stove.

However, split peas and lentils don’t really have this problem if you let them soak for a few hours or overnight. This removes some of the starch and reduces the cooking time. Just make sure to give them a good rinse before cooking.

This soup is a fantastic way of getting to eat a fully home cooked legume based meal.

Pumpkin Split Pea Soup

Pumpkin Split Pea Soup

This great looking (and tasting!) pumpkin split pea soup is simple enough to do and very versatile. Spice it up with Indian curry, cumin, or nutmeg. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb yellow split peas, about 500g
  • 6 cups stock, chicken or vegetable
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb fresh pumpkin, peeled, seeded, and diced
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Cover split peas with stock and cook for about an hour.
  2. Add pumpkin and chopped onions and cook for another half an hour or until the peas and pumpkin are soft.
  3. When they are cooked through, drizzle a tablespoon or two of olive oil on top and mix through. 
  4. Use a stick blender to puree the soup, or just use a masher if you like a thicker texture. 
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste and any other seasonings you see fit!
While this recipe takes a long time with the soaking and cook time, it’s a great thing to just leave on the stove. With a bit of planning and foresight, you can have it fresh and hot for dinner with little actual work. Just keep an eye on it and stir occasionally so it doesn’t burn or stick.

Want to try a few more pumpkin soups?

You can find a list of my favorite pumpkin soup recipes.

Pumpkin Soup With Leeks – a high fibre soup that tastes amazing

Creamy Pumpkin Soup With Apple and Sage – pumpkin and sweet apple, yes please!

Beetroot Pumpkin Soup – glorious red colored soup with a hint of pumpkin

Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup – glorious recipe that can work with almost every vegetable you can think of!

Kitchen tools you need to make and serve soup

If you like soups, make it easy on yourself and have a few tools and accessories. The time you’ll save when you have the tools of the trade is worth every penny, especially if you’re a busy person, or if you don’t want tot spend a lot of time on the kitchen.

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Are you looking forward to eating pumpkin split pea soup?

It's soup time, and this easy to make, creamy pumpkin and split peas soup is perfect for a chilly night in. Add some curry to spice it up if you wish, or roast the pumpkin first for a deeper taste. #pumpkinsoup #pumpkinlicious #soup #fallrecipes #souprecipes #recipes

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