Yellow Split Pea Soup

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Recipe posted by Palouse Brand on June 21, 2021

Soup is always a great go to for a cold gloomy day and this yellow split pea soup is no different. They have a mellow, buttery flavor in contrast to the green split pea’s very sharp flavor and their golden color is beautiful to look at. Yellow split peas are incredibly versatile, we’ve even tried substituting them for corn and they are amazing in that regard. 

This delicious soup is full of nutrients as yellow split peas are full of protein, fiber, and especially rich in potassium. You can have this meal ready in about an hour and the peas don’t need any soaking before cooking them. So if you’re looking for a healthy, affordable, and easy dinner recipe, look no further!


1 ½ cups dried yellow split peas, rinsed

1 TBSP vegetable oil 

1 ½ cups chopped onions

2 cups chopped carrots 

¼ tsp black pepper

7 cups water, divided

½ tsp fine sea salt


1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan and add carrots, onion and pepper. Stir frequently for 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. 

2. Add peas and stir in salt and 6 cups of water while bringing to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 35-40 minutes or until the peas are tender, stirring occasionally. 

3. In a food processor add 1 cup of the soup solids and the remaining 1 cup of water. Process until smooth and return the puree to the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes stirring often in order to mix the flavors completely. If the soup is too thick you can thin it by adding more water.



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