This timeless soup makes a satisfying lunch or supper on a chilly day.

170 cal – Serves 6

Prep time:  0h 10m

Cook Time:  1h 0m

Total Time:  1h 10m


1 tbsp olive oil15 mL
1/2 cupchopped onion125 mL
3/4 cupdiced carrot175 mL
3/4 cupdiced potato175 mL
1 cupyellow split peas250 mL
4 cupssodium reduced chicken broth1L
1/3 cupdiced lean cooked ham75 mL
1bay leaf1
1/8 tspground black pepper0.5 mL


Step 1

In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and add onion, carrot and potato. Sauté until vegetables are tender.

Step 2

Add split peas, broth, ham and bay leaf.

Step 3

Bring to boil; reduce heat; cover and allow to simmer for about 45 to 60 minutes or until peas are tender and soup has thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Add pepper just before serving.

Nutritional Information Per serving (1 of 6)

Protein9 g
Sodium150 mg
Potassium319 mg
Total fat3 g
Saturated fat0 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Carbohydrates27 g
Fibres3 g
Sugar3 g
Added sugars0 g

Original source:  Classic split pea soup | Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2022.