• 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions (large, chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (fine-grain)
  • 2 cups green peas (dried split, picked over and rinsed)
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 lemon (reserve the zest)
  • 3 pinches smoked paprika
  • olive oil (more, to drizzle)
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NutritionView more



Calories130Calories from Fat60
Total Fat7g11%
Saturated Fat1g5%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat60
Total Carbohydrate13g4%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Elyse 24 days ago
Surprisingly tasty and simple. Make for a week you are low on funds and still please the family.
A S. 25 days ago
This is a good base but I prefer to add carrots, vegan boullion, Italian seasonings and a bay leaf. These key ingredient make this soup unbelievably delicious.
i would make this soup again
It was super easy to make and extremely delicious. The lemon really brings up the taste.
Stevie 10 Apr
Pretty basic. It is a little bland so I added more than a little paprika, vegan bouillon and some liquid smoke. I also added diced carrots. This is a good recipe base. :)
Lisa DeFeo 30 Mar
Good recipe but like many reviews before, I found that adding carrots, celery and onion worked best. Also, this needs some more flavor, a bit bland for my taste! Used 5c vegetable broth and one cup water. Added recommendations for seasoning from Moosewood Cookbook and it was perfect! Final note, I used an electric pressure cooker on high for 30 minuets and natural release; made a creamy, tender soup 😋
I have made this several times and my entire family loves it! I add carrots for color.
Really tasty it took quite a bit longer than posted for the peas to soften and I had to add more water but other than that great, easy recipe
Gail 12 Mar
very tasty but I also added celery, carrot and pearl barley plus vegetable stock cubes and chicken stock cubes.. Delicious 😚
Definitely would make it again. I combined this with a different recipe that included celery and carrots. I also used vegetable stock 4:1 with water.
Rutter 22 Jan
There wasn’t quite enough water so I added some homemade veg stock. It says cook peas for 20 mins, I would say they need at least 1 hour. Flavour was good and all the family enjoyed
Sup Ri Ri 15 Jan
I added some root veggies. So lovely and warming. Tasty and nutritious. Will make again 😁
sealey 14 Jan
Smooth and delicious
MaKara R. 21 Aug 2017
Very tasty, I added carrots to it.
Bailey 10 Jul 2017
I added some lentils, carrot, broccoli to this dish, next time maybe 1/2 water 1/2 veggie stock
Juan Carlos 14 Jun 2017
Tasty, a very good option if u wanna eat healthy
Susan 11 Apr 2017
Excellent. I've used this recipe several times with different people and it's always a hit. I love that it's a one pot dish!
Jill W. 3 Mar 2017
Reading the comments I decided to change up the base recipe a bit. I caramelized my onions a bit more than said. I also added in minced garlic, 3 cups of vegetable broth and 2 cups water, and added a few spices to cook this down with. I also just used an immersion blender to blend it all to the consistency I wanted. Turned out delicious and I look forward to making it again.
Natalie G. 5 Feb 2017
Delicious. Added garlic, carrots, and celery to the sautéed onions, then added some frozen green peas just at the end of cooking. My husband didn't like the lemon, but I thought it added just the right amount of zing. The kids ate it without complaint, so I'm sure I will be making this soup again.
Jonathan L. 30 Jan 2017
First time trying split pea soup. was surprisingly delicious. I did change it up a bit though since I also think salt isn't enough. Used a bell pepper and onion puree I had in the freezer, added some garlic powder and used chicken broth instead of water since I had some at hand from boiling some chicken. Came out amazing!
Great soup! Tasty, simple and quick. I would add some bouillon to it though for more flavor, salt alone does not seem to cut it.
Dodo 11 Oct 2016
I love spit pea soup a lot !! this time I used yellow split peas instead of green! It's delicious!! It's Yummly good 😋😋
Alana B. 30 Jun 2016
Yummy!!! It didn't make a lot, I would suggest doubling the quantities if you want to keep it in the fridge for several servings :)
Leeza L. 9 Apr 2016
Absolutely amazing! The only pea soup recipe I use. After trying multiple other ones, I have to say this is the best. The paprika makes a world of a difference!