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. You can get it from the pantry to the table in 30 minutes. Not only is it quick to make, but it also freezes...


  • 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
  • Juice from half a lemon (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper

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

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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