Smokey split pea soup with kale.


Just to let you know, I don’t soak my yellow split peas, never really found  it necessary. Maybe I’m being really naughty by not doing this, but hey seem to work just fine. Also a little tip about kale, it goes bitter the longer you keep it so store in a perforated bag in your fridge and use within 2-3 days of buying.

6 cups of veggie broth
1 tbsp liquid smoke
a pinch of celery salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 cups of yellow split peas, rinsed and drained
1 big-ish Yukon gold potato, diced
3 carrots diced
2 big handfuls of kale, the tough stems removed and chopped into bit size pieces
1/2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
black pepper to taste

Add the broth, celery salt, liquid smoke, split peas, garlic powder, potato and carrot to a nice big soup pan and bring to the boil for ten minutes, then bring down to a simmer, add the thyme and cook for another  30 mins and give it a good stir to help the split peas break up and go all nice and mushy, add the kale, stir through and cover the pan. Cook for further 5 minutes, taste for seasoning and add pepper and serve with toasty garlic bread.

17 thoughts on “Smokey split pea soup with kale.

  1. Kale is probably one of my favourite vegetables. I especially like it in my smoothies, gives it a great green colour.

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I discovered liquid smoke a little while ago and love using it in bean and lentil dishes, this looks fantastic.

  3. This is amazing. I am never making split pea soup without liquid smoke again, that was a great idea! Thanks!

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