Hurst Beans Split Pea and Asparagus Soup is just what we need on these lingering cold winter days….
Simple recipes are oftentimes the best, like Hurst Beans Split Pea and Asparagus Soup . Take a handful of fresh ingredients, add to it a pantry staple and in less than an hour you can have a soul-warming family meal. Hurst Beans Split Pea and Asparagus Soup will become a go-to because unlike other dried legumes, split peas cook very fast!
These were my thoughts precisely on the day I came home from errands and needed warmth. I craved the fresh taste of a home cooked soup so I set about to making this- one of the easiest recipes for split pea soup I have ever come across.
Hurst’s HamPeas® are the star in this Hurst Beans Split Pea and Asparagus Soup recipe. You can use smoked ham shanks as the directions state or ham that you have on hand. I used shanks but I have also made this omitting the ham altogether. The perfectly blended seasoning packet (yes, I use it) gives this soup exactly what you need in the event you want to omit the ham.
I used an immersion blender to finish this off to a smooth consistency. You may also mash the peas lightly by hand to create a smoother texture. It is up to you. I served this with a local bacon cheddar brioche and we enjoyed this for a light dinner. Both of my kids slurped theirs down. Even my picky child. He didn’t balk at the green color.
I would love to know if you have ever had split pea soup before. This Hurst Beans Split Pea and Asparagus Soup is the perfect spring luncheon soup, especially when asparagus is in season.