Lemony Yellow Pea Soup

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins


  • 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


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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. LifeIsGood
    Fabulous soup! I couldn't find the yellow peas (tried 4 stores!) but the green worked really well. I loved the consistency of this silky soup. The taste was wonderful - I especially loved the hint of lemon. I will put this soup into my rotation. Thanks so much!!
  4. Annacia
    Outstanding, This is wonderful soup that is very simple to make. I too have to say that the 4 servings would be on the small side. I made it for lunch and used half of it. It's a delightful twist on the standard pea soup with ham, The cumin and lemon open a brave new world of pea soup goodness. I skipped the margarine (to save some fat) and the flour because it wasn't needed, in fact I needed to add a bit more water. I can't imagine why I haven't made this sooner but I'm so glad that I finally did, :D. Made for Photo Tag.
  5. MarraMamba
    This was terrific! loved the flavor, did add some ham i needed to use up though as well


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