PCC Lemon Split Pea Soup

PCC Lemon Split Pea Soup

PCC Lemon Split Pea Soup

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  • 1 tablespoon high-heat oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 cup dried yellow split peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Heat oil in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic and ginger; sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add split peas and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until peas are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

When peas are tender, stir in thyme, dill, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook for 5 to 10 minutes more, to blend flavors. Remove from the heat. Stir in lemon juice, zest and parsley just before serving.

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