This recipe is simple to prepare and is very tasty! The fresh dill and barley are a very nice touch.
I thought this was a little too heavy on the onions, so next time I will just one instead of three, probably. But otherwise, it was really good and easy. I really like the addition of barley. I used dried dill, because I didn't have fresh, and also a dash of thyme.
Use CAUTION if you are unsure of the dill. I added a little bit under a 1/4 of a cup and thought it was too much. Next time I will use an 1/8 cup. The soup was more like a stew. I may add some sausage next time. I will reduce the barley if I do.
I was on my way to work and didn't have fresh dill so I just added some dried dill to my bowl for work. DH was doing a grocery stop on the way home so hopefully I will get to try this with the fresh dill. My broth was a combo of ham juice, water and chicken bouillon and I added the garlic. I love the barley!!
SOme of the best soup I have EVER HAD! I love pea soup but wanted something different. This was it. I loved the barley and the fresh dill. I added some chopped ham which gave this soup a nice mild smoky flavor. I will make this many times again. Super recipe. THanks so much for sharing!!
This was excellent soup !!! I didn't quite have 2 cups of green split peas so I evened it out with the yellow. Which worked out great because it emptied both packages that I had left over. I also grated my carrots this time. I had used the vegetable broth but when I tasted it I found it a bit salty and a little thick so I had added about 5 cups more water, and that worked out perfect. I didn't add in the whole 1/4 cup of dill only because of personal taste it just looked like too much, so I probably put in 1 or 2 TBS of fresh dill which was good because I still get a dill flavor with just that amount and it does not overpower everything else. The flavors of everything is really delicious and I couldnt stop sampling it while cooking. I will be having a bowl at lunch on Weds. and can't wait. Definitely a keeper. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Dancer
Excellent soup, perfect on this freezing day! I used 1 1/2 cups yellow split peas, one huge carrot, one onion, green beans and potatoes (just what I had on hand). It came out great! I changed the cooking directions a bit. I fried the onion and 5 cloves of garlic first, then added the other veggies and peas, then the stock etc. Also, I kept the lid on the pot to prevent all the water from escaping (pot couldn't hold 12 cups, so only used about 8-9). With keeping the lid on, everything cooked within an hour, which was good because it smelled so great I wanted to eat it immediately! It's a thick and hearty soup that both I and my boyfriend enjoy.
I followed the recipe except for using 6 chicken bouillon cubes with 12 cups of water (instead of veggie broth). I used 1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Be sure to stir frequently after one hour because it sticks.
Both my spouse and I loved this recipe! I made it without any onions, using 2 Tablespoons of chicken bouillion and 1 Tablespoon of veggie bouillion and 12 cups water. Delicious!