This soup is hearty, full of flavour and packed with protein. Yellow split peas are simmered with pumpkin and salt beef brisket in a chicken stock, before being pureed. It's the perfect comfort food for winter.
Sugar pumpkins look like the smaller version of the large orange pumpkins that are around at Halloween. They are smaller, sweeter and have more flavour. If unavailable, use butternut squash instead.
Split peas give this soup a bit of texture as well as they take away a bit of the sweetness of the pumpkin. Works for me, I'm not too keen about sweet food for supper! Great recipe! - 17 Nov 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
It was great on a cold fal evening. I used green split peas, veggie burger instead of salt beef and asafotida instead of the bitters. Used a pressure cooker to cook it all. Everybody was pleased. - 14 Oct 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Definitely the way to enjoy a vegetarian soup! The flavor is great and it leaves you wanting more. - 27 Jan 2012 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)