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Split Pea Soup

Now that the weather is getting cooler (even here in Los Angeles), I thought now would be the perfect time to post a recipe for split pea soup (Recipe for VegWeb). Add in some bread and dinner is ready!


    14 cups water
    2 cups diced onions
    4 cups thinly sliced green onion
    2 cups diced celery
    2/3 cup fresh parsley-minced
    2 tablespoons baby lima beans or other tiny white beans
    2 cloves minced garlic
    3 tablespoons of ajuki beans
    1/3 cup green split peas
    1/3 cup yellow split peas
    1 tablespoon powdered vegetable broth


Bring water to a boil in a large soup pot.  Add the ingredients in the order given.

Return soup to a boil, skimming off any foam or scum that comes to the surface with a large spoon.  (Repeat this process until no more forms) Cover and reduce heat to medium low.

Simmer soup for 2 1/2 hours, stirring periodically to ensure the barley doesn’t stick.  At the end of cooking, add salt and pepper to taste.


One thought on “Split Pea Soup

  1. Nice recipe and photo. Sounds pretty easy to make. I’ve never heard of ajuki beans though! Is that a health food store only kind of item, or do they have them at Kroger? Thanks for taking the time to post this. 🙂

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