Pea Soup (Potaje De Guisantes)

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

From: "The Art of South American Cookery" by Myra Waldo, 1961ed. Posted for Zaar World Tour 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the split peas.
  2. In a large pot combine the peas, sliced onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf, and water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the spinach and cook over low heat for 1 1/2 hours, or until the peas are tender.
  4. Puree in a blender or use an immersion blender in the pot.
  5. Heat the oil in a skillet; saute the chopped onions until browned.
  6. Add the toamtoes, basil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Taste for seasoning.
  8. Serve with chopped eggs on top, if desired.
Most Helpful

Yummy soup. I used canned diced tomatoes and skipped the parsley. I also didn't blend the soup and instead diced the veggies smal land cooked the soup longer (about 45 min). I loved the flavor. I also liked the spinach pea combo. Made for ZWT4 Tastebud Tickling Travellers.

MC Baker June 30, 2008