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split pea soup
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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Nothing warms my heart than a cozy and comfort dish. My homemade rich split pea soup is one of the most amazing dishes and at the same time hearty and nutritious.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: european, Mediterranean
Keyword: pea soup, split pea, split pea soup
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 256kcal
Author: Nata


  • boiling pan
  • hand blender


  • 2 cups split pea
  • 2 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 parsley root
  • ¼ celery root
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ salt
  • 2 bay leaves
  • black pepper


  • Rinse 2 cups of split peas under cold running water, place in a deep bowl and pour cold water to the top. Leave them for 3-4 hours or overnight.
  • Put peas in a boiling pan and bring them to boil. Then lower the heat and simmer peas for about 30 minutes.
  • So, when this time elapsed add to the peas one bay leaf, some whole black peppercorns, ¼ of celery root, 1 carrot, 1 parsley root, and 1 big onion.  Add 1- 1 ½ tsp of salt and leave everything boil for 30-40 more minutes. Do not forget to stir occasionally, as split pea can stick to the bottom of the pan and burn.
  • Meanwhile, chop one onion and grate one carrot. In a skillet heat 4 tbsp of olive oil and add the onions. Salt to taste and stew until the onion is translucent. Add carrots and simmer, stirring occasionally, until carrots soften. Remove from heat.
  • When the time of boiling elapsed, remove from broth half of the celery root, carrot, onion, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Then add stewed vegetables and leave the soup simmer for 10 more minutes.
  • When the time elapses, remove the pan from fire. If you what your split pea soup creamy than puree it with a hand blender to obtain a thicker consistency.
  • Season the soup with freshly ground black pepper and parsley. Leave for 5 minutes to infuse.


Sodium: 112mg | Calcium: 47mg | Vitamin C: 5mg | Vitamin A: 2621IU | Sugar: 6g | Fiber: 14g | Potassium: 633mg | Calories: 256kcal | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 8g | Protein: 13g | Carbohydrates: 36g | Iron: 2mg