Lemony Yellow Pea Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Baby Kato

To make this typical north African soup use yellow split peas, its the secret ingredient according to my colleague. This makes a wonderful lunch served with garlic bread and a light fruit salad.

Top Review by Mia in Germany

What a lovely, delicious soup! And so easy to make. I halved the recipe because I was out of yellow peas, and it made a wonderful lunch for the two of us. I'll make this again! Thanks for posting! Made for For Your Consideration.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup split peas, yellow (green peas may be used)
  • 1 cup celery, sliced
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 12-1 cup water (optional)
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 tablespoons flour


  1. Cook the peas and the celery in the chicken stock for 45 minutes.
  2. Once the peas are tender, puree.
  3. Add the seasonings, lemon juice and flour to the melted margarine, adding small amounts of the soup to thin (if necessary).
  4. If you find the soup too thick add the optional water.
  5. Add the margarine mixture to the soup and simmer 15 minutes before you serve.

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