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Green Split Pea Soup

Green Split Pea Soup

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 9 ingredients

This classic split pea soup is simple, healthy, and delicious. It can be prepared in 30 minutes. Not only is it quick to make, but it also freezes well.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 2 cups green split peas, picked through and rinsed
  • 6 cups water, or stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • Half a lemon, juiced (optional)
  • Pepper, freshly ground
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Nutrition Facts


448 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


73 g


12 g


28 g


25 g


1292 mg


  1. Heat olive oil in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until they soften. Add the bay leaves, carrot, split peas, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 25 minutes, or until the split peas have softened but still have a bite. Season with salt to taste. Add more water if the soup is too thick.
  2. Puree the soup, reserving about ¼ of the soup for a chunkier consistency. Heat through, taste for salt.
  3. Stir in lemon juice, if using, and a few grinds of black pepper. Serve.

Chef Tips

If craving something a little different, feel free to add in a little curry powder, ground cumin or hot paprika just before adding in the split peas in step 1.

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