Yellow Pea Soup

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Jan. 24, 2012


Dried yellow split peas 1 Pound
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lean salt pork/Ham bone 1/2 Pound , finely chopped
Onions 5 Medium , finely chopped
Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
Leek 1 , chopped to make 1 cup
Dried savory leaves 1/2 Teaspoon
Snipped chives/Minced scallion 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Ground pepper 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Soak peas overnight. Cover, and store in refrigerator.

2. Drain and wash peas, next morning.


3. In a 6-quart kettle, cover peas with 1 quart water.

4. In kettle, add salt pork and half of chopped onion.

5. Heat till it reaches boiling point.

6. Reduce the heat and boil for 90 minutes keeping uncovered. Add water if needed during the cooking process.

7. In Skillet, melt butter.

8. In hot butter, cook remaining chopped onion and leek until just tender.

9. Add the mixture to kettle

10. Mix chives, savory, 2 cups of water, salt and pepper.

11. Boil again for 30 minutes till peas get tender.


12. Serve Yellow Pea Soup with bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 835Calories from Fat 298

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 33 g50.8%

Saturated Fat 13 g65%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1682 mg70.08%

Total Carbohydrates 100 g33.3%

Dietary Fiber 34 g136%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet