Actually, split pea soup is delicious, and one of my favorite comfort foods. So here's a recipe for Greek Split Pea Soup.
I'm assuming the peas are softened but not completely melting yet, which is what is required for the soup
2 pounds of the cooked split peas
1 large carrot, chopped
2 stalks of celery with leaves, chopped
1/2 bunch of fresh parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/3 cup of olive oil
freshly ground pepper
1 teaspoon of dried thyme
3-4 cups of water
Rinse the peas well, then put them in a large pot with the olive oil, vegetables, herbs, seasonings and water. Bring to a boil. Foam may rise to the top. This is normal and will disappear as the soup cooks.
Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring every so often so the peas don't stick to the bottom. When the soup thickens and the peas are very soft, remove from heat. (If more water is needed, add boiling water.)
Allow soup to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf and discard.
Puree with or without carrots:
Serves 6-8. I like it with some whole grain crackers, feta cheese and a nice green salad.
Here are some links to other split pea recipes. I've never tried them, but that's never stopped me from eating anything before!
Cold split pea salad - http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip...?recipe=309208
Turkey, rotini and split pea salad - http://www.farmbuilt.com/lentils-pea...-pea-salad.asp
Ginger, split pea and vegetable curry - http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/sp...ble_curry.html