SPLIT PEA SOUP


Split Pea Soup

Serves: 4 Pints

Pressure Cooking Time: 75 minutes/High Pressure

Headspace: 1 inch


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound yellow split peas, dried
  • 2 quarts water
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander, ground
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, optional

Directions:

  1. In a large stockpot, bring the split peas and water to a boil. Simmer gently, covered for about 1 hour or until peas have softened. Skim foam from the top of the soup as it cooks.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and continue to simmer for an additional 30 minutes. Check consistency and if necessary, thin with water.
  3. Ladle into jars leaving 1 inch of headspace. Cap and seal. Place in canner with 2 to 3 inches of hot water.