yellow split pea soup, frugal food

A simple warming, filling yellow split pea soup for winter days.

yellow split pea soup


  • 2 cups of dried yellow split peas, washed and soaked in water overnight
  • 5 or 6 cups of water
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped small
  • 1 small turnip cut into small cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place the split peas in a large saucepan and cover well with water. Bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about an hour or until the peas are soft and starting to go a bit mushy. Add the onion, carrots and neep and cook for a further 20 minutes until everything is tender. Season and enjoy with wholemeal bread… or homemade herb and garlic bread

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