Isabel's Split Pea Soup
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Isabel's Split Pea Soup

Submitted by: Isabel De Los Rios

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 3 Hours

Servings: 12

Great way to get your veggies in!


  • 1 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 med. onion
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 2 c. split peas
  • 1/2 c. pearled barley
  • 1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 8 c. water
  • 3 med. carrot
  • 3 stlk. celery
  • 3 med. white or gold potatoes
  • 1/2 c. fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper


Warm the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion, bay leaf, and minced garlic. Saute for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.

Add split peas, barley, sea salt, and water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Add chopped carrots, chopped celery, diced potatoes, chopped parsley, basil, thyme, and pepper. Let simmer for another hour (or until peas and vegetables are tender).

*Two cups of soup = one carb