NOTE: This is a gluten-free recipe because split peas are naturally gluten free. The Shiloh Farms brand of split peas are packaged in a dedicated gluten-free facility. Their split peas are also organic and non-GMO! I have found their products at all our local grocery stores but you can also order online- check out their website here.
My Daughter's Split Pea Soup
2 (15 ounce) packages of Split Peas (rinsed and drained under cold water)
Water to just cover peas (7-8 cups)
salt to taste
basil or other herbs, to taste (optional)
1 cup frozen organic petite peas (optional)
Bring split peas and water to a boil in a large pot. Turn down to simmer, cover with lid slightly ajar, and let simmer for 35-40 minutes. Peas should be tender but still a little firm to the bite and most of the water should be evaporated. Add salt to taste. Other optional additions: add 1 cup of frozen organic petite peas and/or fresh or frozen basil (see freezing fresh basil here). Cook for a couple more minutes until frozen peas are cooked.
Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend the peas into a thick soup. We like it with a little bite and not completely smooth. Blend it to your desired consistency!