Best Ever Split Pea Soup

    2 hours 50 mins

    Yellow and green split peas are simmered with chicken stock, onion and carrot, then puréed to make this nutritious and comforting soup.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1- 2 tablespoons (15-30ml) olive oil
    • 3 - 4 medium onions, chopped
    • 6 - 8 medium carrots, chopped
    • 2 large stalks celery, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 cup (185g) yellow split peas
    • 1 cup (185g) green split peas
    • 6 cups (1.5 litres) chicken stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

    1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Cook onion, carrot, celery and garlic until onion is translucent.
    2. Stir in yellow and green split peas, stock and bay leaf.
    3. Season to taste, cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 2 1/2 hours, stirring frequently.
    4. Purée warm soup with a blender or food processor.
    5. Return to pot, heat through and serve.

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    Soak peas over night in water; when done discard water. This step gets rid of all the gas in the peas and easier to digest plus less flatulence. Follow soup directions.  -  02 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was easy and good, and just the right thickness. I used all green split peas, and didn't have any salt-free seasoning (such as Mrs. Dash) on hand, so I just used about 2 t. curry powder and 1/4 t. black pepper for seasoning. I like a little texture in my pea soup, so I only pureed about 3 c. of the soup in the blender, then added it back to the pot. Thanks for the recipe.  -  19 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Mmmmm... best ever indeed. It came out yummy. I did not puree the soup at the end because I liked the chunkiness. Also, it looked ready after only an hour, and the peas were all soft, so I took it off the heat. Recommended!  -  11 Sep 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)