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Ukrainian Split Pea Soup

This is a hearty soup perfect for those brisk autumn and winter days. You can spice it up/flavor it with your favorite spice or make it with smoked meat or with a meat-broth base.

Cooking time


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 1/2 cups yellow split peas
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 medium potatoes (diced)
  • 1 large carrot (shredded)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 bay leaf (whole)
  • fresh greens for garnish


Rinse the yellow split peas in cold water, place the peas in cold water and cover tightly with a lid and cook on medium-low for 1ó hours, until the peas are cooked through and have a purée-like look and feel.

While the peas are cooking, peel and dice the potatoes and add them to the soup about an hour before the peas are done.

While the potatoes and peas are cooking, heat oil in a frying pan. Add the diced onion and shredded carrot and sauté for about 6 minutes on medium heat, until the carrots are lightly browned and the onions are caramelized.

Add the sautéed vegetables, bay leaf, and salt to the soup and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until the potatoes are done.