Countdown to Cyber Monday!
Recipes » Soups » Best Split Pea Soup
CNS Logo
Best Split Pea Soup

What You'll Need

1 lb split peas, sorted and rinsed

2 qt vegetable broth

1 qt water (2 cups less if using a slow cooker)

1 large Vidalia onion, minced

1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

2-3 stalks celery, chopped

2-3 carrots, finely chopped

bay leaves

2 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)

Black pepper, to taste

How to Make It


1 Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Set to low if using a newer slow cooker, or high if an older one, and cook for 7-9 hours. Use an immersion blender to create an even creamier texture, if desired.


1 Combine all ingredients in large soup pot, and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce heat, and continue simmering for around 2 hours, or until split peas are tender and soup becomes thick and creamy. Use an immersion blender to create an even creamier texture, if desired.

Cooking Tips

Add to each bowl your choice (or a combination) of boiled potatoes, brown rice, whole grain pasta, or cooked greens.

Copyright 2021 Center for Nutrition Studies. All rights reserved.

We’ve partnered with renowned online education provider eCornell, to offer a revolutionary program to help you understand the importance of diet and nutrition for your life. In a few short weeks arm yourself with the knowledge you need to improve your overall health, learn new skills, or even inspire a career change. Hear what people are saying.

  • 100% online, learn at your own pace
  • Science-based foundation
  • A trusted credential from eCornell

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our Privacy Policy