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Split pea soup recipe

Split Pea Soup Recipe

  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This split pea soup isn’t your grandma’s recipe. This one is loaded with flavor and pantry herbs, packed with yummy ingredients like turkey bacon and requires little work.


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 3 cups carrots, julienned
  • 2½ cups green split peas, sorted and rinsed
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 package uncured turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • sea salt to taste
  • chopped green onions for topping


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the coconut oil until it shimmers. Add the onion, garlic and celery and sauté until the onions are soft, about 5–8 minutes.
  2. Stir in the carrots, split peas, broth, turkey bacon, herbs, bay leaf and salt. Cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce and simmer for 1 hour. Discard the bay leaf and allow the soup to rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Top with chopped green onions.


When the soup is ready, discard the bay leaf — it adds a ton of flavor while cooking, but you don’t want to nibble on that! You can also eliminate the turkey bacon to make it vegetarian.

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Soups, Main Dishes
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 318
  • Sugar: 9.8g
  • Fat: 6.1g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 17.6g
  • Protein: 18.9g
  • Cholesterol: 18mg

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