Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

Serves 6 TO 8
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Lunch, Main Course


  • Large Pot


  • 2 Tblsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 2 sticks Celery diced
  • 3 medium Carrots peeled & roughly chopped
  • 1 Ham Bone or large hock
  • 1 1/2 cups Ham diced
  • 4 cups Chicken Stock low sodium
  • 2 to 3 cups Water
  • 500 gr Dried Split Peas
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Bring the soup mixture to a slow simmer and cover, leaving the lid slightly askew
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the onion and celery and sauté until soft,4 to 5 minutes.
  • Add the carrots, hambone, diced ham, split peas, chicken broth, 2 cups of water and bay leaf to the pot.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until the peas have broken down completely and the soup has thickened, 50 to 60 minutes.
  • Remove and discard the ham bone and bay leaf.
  • Stir the soup to blend thoroughly and if necessary, add more water until the thickness of the soup is to your liking.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and ladle into bowls for serving.
Split Pea Soup