Green Split Pea, Kale, and Italian Sausage Soup
  • 2 cups of green split peas (or yellow)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbs of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dried basil. (I didn't have dried basil so I added four basil leaves)
  • 1 bunch of kale, chopped no stems.
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • ¾ pound ground mild Italian sausage. (I used a pound)
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. When hot, add onion. Stir until tender.
  2. Add garlic, cook for 1 min. Then add split peas, water, broth, basil and cumin. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30-40 min. Just until the split peas are soft, but not mushy.
  3. While the pot is simmering, fry your sausage in a separate pan until it's cooked all the way through. Set aside.
  4. Add the kale and tomatoes to the pot, cook for 10-15 min.
  5. Add the sausage, balsamic vinegar and pepper to the soup. Stir and enjoy!
Next time I will add more kale. It shrinks a lot when it cooks and it's so tasty!
Recipe by You Gotta Eat This! at