Split Pea Soup


  • 8 cups cold water
  • 1 pound split green peas (about 2 cups per pound)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced


  1. Combine cold water and split green peas in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 hour
  2. While the water and split peas simmer, prepare the vegetable as directed in the ingredients list
  3. After the hour is up, stir in the cut vegetables
  4. Simmer until the peas are tender. This should take approximately 1 hour.
  5. Season with a large amount of salt and pepper, to taste

Note: for a thicker consistency, simmer for a longer time.