Pea Soup

Serves: at least  4


  • 250gm dried split green peas
  • 1 onion, 1 carrot
  • 1.5 litres water
  • 1 or 2 stock cubes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Pour boiling water over peas and soak for an hour or so. Rinse after soaking and drain.
Chop onion and carrot into small pieces. Heat oil in a large saucepan and fry until softened.
Dissolve stock cubes in about 1.5 L hot water. Add peas and stock to carrots and onions. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 30-40 minutes.

Mash or liquidize soup until smooth. Add more water if too thick.

Chopped ham can also be added