Split pea soup is a traditional Newfoundland staple. This pea soup recipe is much healthier when compared to the soup that is loaded with salt beef. It is created by our good friend Marie who is the head chef at our Gift of Health workshops and cookout sessions. It is so tasty that you will be going for second and third bowl.
Put peas in a large pot and add 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, and then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir in the onion, celery, carrots, turnip, potatoes, and salt and pepper. Bring back to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer until all the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes. Add cilantro or parsley, if desired.
Let it rest for 5 minutes before ladling into bowls.
Recipe by Marie Letemplier