28 July 2011

Recipe: Split Pea Soup, food storage style

Split pea soup is a simple, basic dish to make. Here's a recipe that shows you how to make it from dehydrated foods that you can readily store in your preparedness pantry.

Ingredients (makes 4 to 6 servings)

1-1/2 cups Split Peas, dried
4 oz  (roughly 3/4 cup) Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), dry, ham-flavored
3 Tbs. Carrot, diced, dehydrated
3 Tbs. Onion, dehydrated
3 Tbs. Potato Dices, dehydrated
8 cups Water
Black Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

  1. Add split peas and water to a large pot.
  2. Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add remaining vegetables and TVP to the pot and continue to simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Continue to simmer until all water is absorbed  and soup thickens (about 1 to 2 hours).
  6. If soup gets too thick, dilute with a little additional water.

If you prefer, you can substitute a ham bone, ham hock, or smoked turkey parts for the ham-flavored TVP. When doing so, add the meat to the pot at the start along with the split peas. If using meat, cook the soup for 2 hours.


  1. Mmmm...sounds good. Look forward to trying it out!

  2. Please stop back to share how you liked it!