Split Pea and Lentil Soup With Vegetables

Recipe by ladybug929
READY IN: 1hr 50mins


  • 8
    ounces split peas
  • 8
    ounces lentils
  • 1 12
    cups carrots, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2
    stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 2
    large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1
    large onion, chopped
  • 4
    garlic cloves, chopped
  • 10
    leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 2
    teaspoons salt
  • 14
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    teaspoon paprika
  • 3
    small red potatoes, cut into half inch cubes
  • 1
    bunch Baby Spinach
  • 1
    (12 ounce) can V8 vegetable juice


  • Rinse lentils and split peas well then add to boiling water and simmer until done, about 40 minutes keep checking water before this adding if water goes below beans, drain.
  • Heat olive oil in large pot, saute onions and garlic over medium heat until onions are clear about 5 minutes.
  • Add celery, carrots and 1 cup of water, simmer until al dente.
  • Add 4 cups water and cooked lentils and split peas.
  • Squeeze tomatoes, add juice and friut to pot.
  • Add v8 juice, salt, pepper, paprika, and basil to pot.
  • Bring to a boil reduce heat to simmer. Add potatoes and spinach, simmer until potatoes are done about 30 minutes, stirring at least every 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with parmasean cheese.