Split Pea Soup

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in
Students' Cookbook

By Sophie Grigson

Published 1993

  • About

This is a good, satisfying old-fashioned soup, perfect for a cold winter’s night. Dried split peas, green or yellow, collapse naturally to make a thick purée so you won’t need a blender, though if you do have one, the soup can be pureed to smooth out the chunks of vegetable.


  • 375 g (12 oz) split green or yellow peas, soaked for at least 4 hours
  • 2 large


Drain the split peas and put them in a large saucepan with all the vegetables and herbs. Season with salt and pepper and add enough stock or water to cover by about 2.5 cm (1 inch). Bring to the boil and b