Greek Split Pea Soup

Greek Split Pea Soup

Vegetarian split pea soup gets a Greek twist with orzo, oregano and more. It needs just 30 minutes of prep to get it simmering.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:40

Hr:Mins

Makes

8

servings

1
bag (16 oz) dried split peas (about 2 1/4 cups)
2
large onions, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
3
medium stalks celery, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
8
cups water
2
medium red or yellow bell peppers, chopped (about 2 cups)
1/3
cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (about 2 oz)
1/4
cup chopped fresh parsley
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese (2 oz)
1/2
cup sliced ripe olives
  1. In 5-quart Dutch oven, heat peas, onions, celery and water to boiling. Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until peas are tender.
  2. Puree pea mixture with immersion blender. (Or pour about 3 cups mixture into blender. Cover; blend until smooth. Pour into heatproof pitcher or bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture; return to Dutch oven.)
  3. Stir in bell peppers, pasta, parsley, salt, oregano and pepper. Cook over medium heat about 15 minutes, stirring frequently so pasta does not stick to pan, or until pasta is tender. Top individual servings with cheese and olives.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The feta cheese and olives really add to the flavor and seasoning level of this soup, so don’t be tempted to add more salt to the soup until you’ve tried it first.
A fresh fruit salad is a nice choice to serve with this hearty soup.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (About 1 1/2 Cups))
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 35),
  • Total Fat 4g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 500mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 17g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 14g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.