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Split Pea Soup

By janerollinson (GoodFood Community)
  • Rating: 5 out of 5.3 ratings
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 12 hours soaking time for the yellow split peas
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
Just a lovely warming soup. I use ham stock which I freeze after cooking the Christmas ham.


  • 225g yellow split peas
  • 1.5 litres stock
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, chopped
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 4 handfuls of raw spinach


  • STEP 1
    Soak the yellow split peas for 12 hours in cold water.
  • STEP 2
    Rinse the split peas, put in a large pan and cover with the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 mins.
  • STEP 3
    Remove any scum and add the onion, sweet potato and carrots. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the veg are tender.
  • STEP 4
    Cool slightly, then blend until smooth.
  • STEP 5
    Return to the pan and reheat, adding the spinach to wilt it.
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