Split Pea and Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

I love this soup, I made it 5 times already. Its high fiber low-fat. and very tasty. Points 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place broth, split peas, onion, carrot, celery and garlic into a 3-quart pot.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour.
  4. Mix soup, a small amount at a time, in a food processor or blender.
  5. Return pureed soup to pot and add barley.
  6. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until barley is tender.
  7. Season with salt and white pepper.
Most Helpful

Made 1/2 the recipe with all of the veggies. Added the Christmas ham bone to it during the first part of the cooking. Used freshly ground black pepper, needed to add 1/2 cup of water but omitted the salt as the ham brought enough salt to this great recipe. Will definitely be a part of my repertoire for now on!

BoogersInWhite December 31, 2010

This recipe is EXCELLENT! I have made it many many times. Highly recommended.

joy November 05, 2009

This is so YUMMY! I use 1/2 water and 1/2 chicken broth. My kids also LOVE it!

apruelas August 07, 2009