Hearty Split Pea Soup

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Hearty Split Pea Soup

Hearty Split Pea Soup
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 2 hours Source: Maureen Bligh
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains
Meal Type: Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Low Calorie, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Vegetarian

A satisfying meal or first course.


1 Onion, diced
2 tablespoons Oil
1 Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Celery seed
1 cup green split Peas
1/4 cup Barley
1/2 cup Lima beans
10 cups Water
2 teaspoon Salt
Dash Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Basil
1/2 teaspoon Thyme
1 Carrot, chopped
3 stalks Celery, diced
1/2 cup chopped Parsley
1 Potato, diced


Saute onion in oil until soft, along with bay leaf and celery seed. Stir in peas, barley, and limas. Add 10 cups cold water and bring to a boil. Cook 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Add salt, pepper, basil, thyme, carrots, celery, parsley and potato. Turn heat down as low as possible and simmer another 30-45 minutes. Thin with additional water or stock if necessary.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 121
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat:
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 613 mg
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 5 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 23 mg

Cook's Notes: