California Pizza Kitchen's Dakota Smashed Pea & Barley Soup

Recipe by Roosie
READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Rinse and sort the split peas.
  • Add them to a large pot with 6 cups of water, chicken broth, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, sugar, parsley, pepper, and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the peas are soft.
  • While the peas are cooking, combine the barley with 6 cups of water in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours or until the barley is soft and most of the water has been absorbed.
  • When the split pea mixture has become a thick soup, use a handheld blender to puree the peas until the mixture is smooth.
  • A standard blender or food processor may also be used to puree the soup in batches.
  • This step may also be omitted.
  • Drain the the remaining water from the barley and add the barley to the split pea mixture.
  • Add the carrots and celery and continue to simmer the soup for 15 to 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • Turn off the heat, cover the soup, and let sit for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
  • Garnish each serving with the snipped green onion.
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