Thursday, March 4, 2010


1 pound (450 gr.) yellow split peas,
1 large onion, diced,
5 cloves of garlic, minced,
3 sticks celery, diced,
1 carrot, sliced,
3 full hands fresh spinach leaves, roughly chopped,
1/2 teaspoon black pepper,
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme,
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning,
1/4 cup olive oil,
2 tablespoon butter,
salt to taste,

In a medium soup pot, over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in olive oil and butter, for 2, 3 minutes; add vegetables and saute for 3,4 minutes stirring occasionally. Add all the seasonings, split peas and enough water to cover, plus 3 inches higher. Cook for 45 to 50 minutes stirring occasionally adding more water as needed. Turn of heat; stir in fresh spinach, cover and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with croutons or bacon bits on top.



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  1. Dear Nina, an other excellent soup from You!
    It's very good idea, because here in Sweden the temperature is -6 Celsius.

    Please look into my site, there is something for You:-)

  2. Delicious! This soup is perfect in these cold days. Spring seems so far here that I cheer up with your peach flowers :X:X:X

  3. Hi NIna, your blog is awesome! I love all the photos... so beautiful. I'm going to scroll around after this. And your soup looks really sumptious! Have a nice weekend!
    Cheers, Kristy

  4. Carissima Nina, una ricetta fantastica e saporita! Amo tantissimo le zuppe nel periodo invernale!
    Baci e buona giornata

  5. Oh Goodness Miz Nina!! Your photos are Beautiful! Look at those pink flowers!!
    That soup will hit the spot!!
    Have a great Friday sweetie!

  6. I love this soup, but never made it yet! Will use this recipe soon! Thanks a lot!

  7. Nina go vezi acuma ca nu astiu ce-am facut:)...poate din gresala ;((

    am modificat pozele la 3 retete mai vechi ca eau mici si apoi s aarate toate la fel :))
    and tiramisu de amndoau felurile le-am facut aseara pentru sotul meu ca vune acasa vineri :)

  8. Hi Nina,
    nice to meet you. Surfing through blogs and searching for new recipes I have found your recipes..they look very yummy, congratulations. I have appreciated your strawb cupcakes..look so delicious.
    My name is Anna and I am from Liguria, in Italy. Have you ever been here? I write about this region beauties and a part of the blog is also dedicated to my regions recipes, the traditional ones (I think the most famous recipe known abroad is pesto sauce).
    I would like to follow your blog and exchange our links. Please let me know what do you think?

    Grazie and ciao

  9. Nina, grozava supa asta, mai ales ca la noi a revenit iarna! Un sarut si felicitari!

  10. Latsia, glad you like the soup; make it, I'm sure you will love it! -6 Celsius??? WOW !!! Take care!
    I will visit you soon and thank you for visiting me! Cheers! XO

  11. Federica I just wish I can do something to bring spring over Italy and all the places in the whole world... but it's not up to me! Take care, spring will come there too! XOXO

  12. My Little Space, thank you for visiting my blog, I will visit you soon!

  13. Ciao Lady Boheme, grazie and stay warm! XO

  14. Donna, thank you so much for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it! Have a nice weekend and see you soon!

  15. Hello Judith, make the soup, it's very good, thanks for passing by! XO

  16. Anca, am fost, am vazut, te-am felicitat, bravo si ne vedem curind! Pa, have a nice weekend!

  17. Nice to meet you cara Anna; you have a lovely blog! Congratulations! See you soon! ciao!

  18. Elena, merci de vizite si comments; da, am vazut si eu putin la news si tot vad alte comentarii despre iarna asta lunga in toate Europa si alte parti ale lumii, in timp ce altii au nevoie de aer conditionat ca se sufoca in casa...asta e, una calda, una rece...la noi in California este nici rece nici cald, ci caldut, dar primarara a venit si ne bucuram nespus! Aveti grija de voi!
    pup pup

  19. Hi Nina,
    thanks for your reply..the pleasure is mine! So, see you soon and have a nice Sunday!