Classic Split Pea Soup (Parve)

Split pea soup
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Ratings (6)
  • Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 bowls (12 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
89 Calories
2g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Split pea soup, such an easy to make and healthy soup, is especially nice to serve for a fall or winter family dinner. Kids love to dunk fresh bread into it. This blended soup is satiating without being heavy, but this recipe can be made even lighter by omitting the potato. So add a nice variety to your family repertoire with this delicious soup.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups dried split peas
  • 8 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 potato, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Steps to Make It

  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute the onion, garlic, bay leaf, celery, and carrots until the onions are translucent.

  2. Add the peas, water and salt.

  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

  4. Add the potato, parsley, basil, thyme, and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until the peas and vegetables are soft enough to mash.

  5. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth.