hearty split pea soup
  • (1 Tbsp.) canola oil
  • (1/2 cup) turnip, chopped
  • (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
  • (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
  • (1/2 tsp.) dried thyme
  • (2) bay leaves
  • (1 lb.) green split peas
  • (8 cups) vegetable broth
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1 tsp.) hot-pepper sauce



Hearty Split Pea Soup

Slow simmered split pea soup with sauteed veggies and herbs, pureed until smooth and creamy.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 2 hours 5 minutes


  1. 1Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil, move around to coat the bottom of the pot. When hot, add turnip, celery, onion, thyme and bay leaves. Cook 4 minutes, stirring
  2. 2Stir in peas and broth. Bring to a rapid simmer, then cover and simmer on medium-low 2 hours. Remove bay leaves.
  3. 3Transfer to a blender (in batches if necessary) and puree until smooth. Season with salt and hot-pepper sauce, serve and enjoy.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/8 of soup

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 257
  • Total Fat 2.3 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 40.6 g
  • Protein 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 228 mg
  • Fiber 0.5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Lunch

Recipe Subcategory: Soups and Stews

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: Yes

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: N/A

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.