Lemony Yellow Pea Soup

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Baby Kato

To make this 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 Linky

I can't get enough of the lemon infused dishes we've been making from Ethiopia! This was no exception! The nice guy at the grocery store helped me find yellow peas - in the International foods section, not with the green peas! Made for CQ4.

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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