Caraway Split-Pea Soup

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 1 hr

I couldn't believe how extraordinary split-peas taste when combined with caraway seeds. You could add bacon or ham, but I think it tastes just fine without meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring the split peas, stock, bay leaf, caraway seeds and jalapeño to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for half an hour.
  3. Add the onion, celery, carrot, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine and let simmer another 30 minutes, or until peas are tender.
  4. Salt to taste.
Most Helpful

The caraway does make this an extraordinary pea soup, exceptional. I doubled the recipe and substituted a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes for the jalapeno. The ratio of 3 to 1 chicken to beef stock was perfect. The next time I make this, I would like to add sliced kielbasa or smoked sausage during the last 30 minutes of cooking & top each serving with homemade croutons. Not that this soup needs anything else, it stands on its own as a great soup.

Laurie Marie January 30, 2008

Very yummy! Full of flavor! Loved the heat from the jalape?o . I doubled the recipe. Will make again!

Tonda January 07, 2013

Liked this soup a bunch. I love caraway, and next time, I would definitely add more. I made the soup veggie, and the soup didn't need ham or meat or even meat broth. But I also agree with other reviewers that if you want a pea soup with ham or kielbasa, this recipe would be a great choice!

Dorie's Lori January 21, 2012