Split Pea Soup

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6 to 6 servings

If you prefer the more traditional flavour of split pea soup cooked with ham, add a bit of chopped ham or a ham bone to the soup right at the beginning.


  • 2 cups green or yellow split peas
  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 stalk celery , chopped
  • 2 medium carrots , chopped
  • 2 small onions , chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley


  • Rinse the split peas in several changes of water, then place them into a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add the cold water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Lower the heat to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the peas are soft.
  • Add the celery, carrots, onions, salt, pepper, and parsley. Bring back to a boil, and simmer, covered, for another 30 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and the split peas have almost completely disintegrated. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.