Split peas (used for making split pea soup) are a part of the legume family (that we have spoken so highly about earlier in this article). They have many nutritional benefits but additionally can be used to create a “comfort food dish” with a thick and creamy texture. Cooked split peas are a great alternative to flour, margarine, and milk when cooking up a thick and creamy gravy. The peas have their own deep flavor and can be creatively seasoned.
Most people think that this ingredient is limited to just to a split pea soup. Indeed this is the most well-known usage but split peas can be used in veggie burgers or dals as well. There many options to elevate your food with the addition of split peas, but we will give you an easy and foolproof recipe for the classic split pea soup.