Split Peas

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Split Peas
Category: Vegetable recipes
Servings: 8
Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Very Easy
| Vegetarian Cuisine 
Serving Size: 1 cup (240 g)
Servings Per Recipe: about 8
Amount per serving
Calories 72
Calories from fat <1
Total Fat <1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 2 mg
Total Carbohydrates 10 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Sugars <1 g
Protein 5 g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 18%


  • 2 cups dry split peas, picked over
  • 5 or 6 cups water


  1. Rinse the split peas well, and discard the water (pot plants love it!)
  2. Simmer ¾-1 hour.
  3. Serve.

Tips, Notes, and Variations

  • If you have hard water in your area, adding ⅛ teaspoon baking soda will reduce the cooking time.
  • Bacon, ham, kielbasa, salt pork, or smoked sausage may be added during cooking for added flavor.