Two bowls of split pea soup with a jar of green split peas beside them

Dinner / Lunch / Soup

Split Pea Soup

Makes (10-12) 1 cup servings

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 1 hour


Diet Style


Tools You'll Need

  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Large stock pot
  • Small bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Hand blender, food processor, or food mill


  • 10 cups water
  • 3 stalks celery, rinsed and roughly chopped
  • 3 carrots, tops removed, peeled, and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 ¼ cups green split peas
  • ¼ cup yellow split peas
  • ¼ cup barley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • Kosher salt to taste


  1. Combine ingredients in stock pot

    Place water, celery, carrots, onion, garlic, split peas, and barley in a large stock pot over high heat.

  2. Boil

    Bring to a boil and stir using a wooden spoon to ensure none of the split peas are sticking to the bottom of the pot.

  3. Simmer

    Reduce to a simmer, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

  4. Cover and stir occasionally

    Cover pot and leave lid slightly ajar. Check pot occasionally and stir to ensure soup does not boil over.

  5. Cook

    Cook for an additional 40 minutes.

  6. Combine spices

    Meanwhile combine spices, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, turmeric, and white pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

  7. Add spices

    After 40 minutes of cooking add spice mixture and simmer for another 10 minutes.

  8. Remove from heat

    Remove from heat.

  9. Pureé

    Using a hand blender, pureé soup until smooth.

  10. Taste

    Taste and add additional salt or pepper if desired.