Rating: 4.64 stars
262 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2

Really sticks to your ribs, really tasty, high fiber. Can be made vegan by substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth. Very easy.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat olive oil. Cook onion, carrot, celery and garlic until onion is translucent. Stir in yellow and green split peas, broth, seasoning and salt. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 2 1/2 hours, stirring frequently. Puree with a blender or food processor. Return to pot, heat through, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

133 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 18.4g; fat 2.1g; sodium 723.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (197)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2011
Was good but I think next time less broth more seasoning? Read More
(5)
262 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 194
  • 4 star values: 49
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
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. Read More
(179)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2003
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. Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2006
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2003
This soup was wonderful. I had never had split pea soup that did not call for ham so I was concerned that it would not have enough flavor. I was quite surprised. I just put all the ingredients in a crockpot except for the oil and the salt free seasoning blend (I didn't have any). I only used green peas and I doubled the recipe except for the water. I used 12 cups of water instead of 16. I also used Wyler's Shakers boullion that is chicken garlic and herb flavor. Then I slow-cooked it for 6 hours. It came out great. Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2003
A solid easy to make puree of split pea soup. Suggest adding potatoe and a 1/4 tsp of curry powder. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2010
This recipe was amazing! I have been a vegetarian for years and have been afraid of trying split pea recipes without ham. However, this recipe was so savory, with just a few changes. Along with all the vegetables I added 2 cups of diced potatoes, also replaced chicken broth with vegetable broth. Also, I did not have a seasoning blend, so added 1Tbsp of curry powder, 1 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp ground thyme, 1tsp parsley flakes and 2Tbsp soy sauce. After simmering for 2-1/2 hrs as suggested, the flavors were perfectly melded and I blended 1/2 the soup and left the remainder chunky. Absolutely yummy! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2011
This is truly the Best Split Pea Soup Ever. This recipe is so good that I became an allrecipe member today. I made two substitutions to the soup. I used 1 cup of lentils for the green split peas so my soup was 50% yellow split peas and 50% lentils. I also added Country Ham cubes. For my seasoning I used Ms. Dash Table Blend. The Soup turned out Great! Note: Since the split pea breaks down when cooking I do not recommend pureeing the soup but that is just a preference. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2003
This is a great and easy recipe, the whole family loves it and when I ran out of chicken broth one time I used beef broth instead it was a great alternate. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2006
The soup is delicious. After only one hour I added a cup of diced ham and simmered another 15 minutes. I found that 75 minutes of simmering is plenty instead of the 2 1/2 hours stated. I too used an immersion blender (so much easier to blend right in the pot). I've made this twice now. When I told my husband I was going to make this (for the second time) he said "Like the last time? Cooool! Mmmmmmm!" Don't for get the crusty bread to go with it. Read More
(15)
Rating: 3 stars
08/25/2011
Was good but I think next time less broth more seasoning? Read More
(5)