Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Pea Soup is traditionally eaten in Sweden and Finland on Thursday in preparation for fasting on Friday. It is very popular there as it is inexpensive and easy to make and most people like it. In Sweden yellow split peas are used; green for Finland. A great use for leftover ham using ingredients found in most kitchens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sort through peas to remove any stones or foreign matter. Wash and drain.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except mustard in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve with spicy brown mustard.
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I made half the recipe for lunch. This was super easy and delicious. I loved the taste of the combination of marjoram, ginger, and pepper! Thanks for this excellent recipe Ice Cool Kitty! Made for Zwizzle Chicks for ZWT6.

ElaineAnn June 07, 2010