Split Pea Soup With Caramelized Onions and Cumin Seed

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by sugarpea

This soup can be made with either yellow or green split peas. Ham can be added in the final step, if desired.

Top Review by Wugfun

While I chose this recipe based on its short cooking time, the results made for a very tasty soup. I used ground cumin and it came out fine. I also did not puree it as to keep some of the texture. Thanks for a very good lunch - I will be making this again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan simmer peas, basil and bay leaf in the water and broth, partially covered, until peas are tender, about 35 minutes; discard bay leaf.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil and saute onion and cuminseed over moderately low heat until onions are golden brown, 35-45 minutes.
  3. In a blender, puree soup in batches until smooth; return to pan and stir in onions and salt and pepper to taste.

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