Popeye's Sweet Pea Soup

September 18, 2010

Popeye, who is celebrated his 75th anniversary in 2004, is credited with saving the spinach industry. Spinach consumption in the U.S. increased 33% in the 1930’s, shortly after the introduction of this canned-spinach loving character


  • 10 c. water
  • 1 1/2 split peas
  • 2 c. diced red onion
  • 2 c. diced yams, peels and all
  • 2 c. chopped celery w/ leaves
  • 2 large. cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb. spinach [chopped]
  • 2 tsp. basil leaf
  • 2 cups frozen peas [or fresh]
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari
  • 3 Tablespoons. light molasses
  • 2 teaspoons Spike, Herbamare, or 21-Salude (Herb blend with salt)


Bring water to a boil. Toss in the split peas, onion, yam, celery, garlic and simmer for 30 minutes or until the split peas are dissolved. Stir occasionally.

Add spinach, and basil. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add fresh peas, tamari, molasses and Spike (Herbamare, or 21-Salude) Serve and enjoy.

Spinach contains: FIBER, Protein, Vitamin A, C , Calcium, Iron, and numerous phytochemicals to keep you in ship shape like Popeye!

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