Curried Yellow Split Pea Soup With Spinach

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by dicentra

I've been fascinated with yellow split peas lately. I found this in my 365 Low Fat Recipes cookbook. This would freeze well.

Top Review by TomorrowsMe

I just didn't care for it, ultimately. The soup turned out watery and thin, and just not very good. It was missing something- maybe coconut milk? I doubled the spices as a previous poster suggested and used broth instead of water, and I still found the flavor to be lacking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Add ginger, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, coriander and cayenne. Cook, stirring, 1 minute to toast the spices.
  3. Add yellow split peas and 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until split peas are soft, about 45 minutes.
  5. Add spinach and salt. Cook until spinach wilts, about 1-2 minutes. Soup will thicken upon standing. Add additional water to thin.

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