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Healthy Ärtsoppa Pea Soup Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups Dried Whole Yellow Peas
  • 4 Shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 large Celery Stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
  • 8 cups Water
  • 1 1/4 pound Smoked “Toupie” Ham
  • 1/2 cup Dried Yellow Split Peas
  • 1/2 tbsp Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • Soak the whole yellow peas in water overnight (don’t soak the split peas)
  • Drain the soaked whole peas and set aside
  • Warm 2 tbsp of oil in a large stock pot over medium-low heat
  • Add shallots, celery and thyme to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, for around 8 minutes until softened
  • Add water to the pot along with the ham and soaked whole peas
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes, skimming off any foam as necessary
  • After cooking for 30 minutes, add the split peas and cook for another 30 minutes
  • Add salt & pepper, then serve with rye crisp-bread (knackebrod) and Swedish mustard

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