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.
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. Find out how to make my pumpkin and pea soup recipe is below.
If you liked my split pea and pumpkin soup you may want to try some of my other delights.
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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