Classic Split Pea Soup

Added Jan 10 2016 to Soups
Serves: Makes 8 cups
This soup packs a lot of nutrition, is very affordable, and couldn’t be easier to prepare!
  • A hearty vegetarian soup packed with protein and fibre. : Laurie Barker Jackman
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups (1 lb) yellow split peas, picked over, rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 Tbsp fresh thyme
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
Nutritional Information
Nutrition Information for 1 cup
4 g
90 mg
36 g
4 g
17 g

1. Sauté onion in oil until brown.
2. Add garlic and carrot and sauté for another few minutes.
3. Add split peas, broth and bay leaves, bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 hour or until peas are soft and soup looks creamy.
4. Before serving, stir in the thyme, lemon juice and zest.


Laurie's Tip

2016 is the International Year of the Pulses.  I think we can all set a goal to eat more beans, peas and lentils – they pack a lot of nutrition, are very affordable and couldn’t be easier to prepare!  Dried peas do not require any soaking before cooking; which makes the prep for this meal even simpler.  This hearty soup is a great one pot vegetarian meal that your whole family will love.  Hope you enjoy!

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