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Split pea and vegetable soup recipe

This hearty vegetarian soup will fill tummies and is packed with vitamins. Pop a pack of soup veggies and in the saucepan with stock and split peas. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 1 large brown onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 swede, diced
  • 1 parsnip, diced
  • 2 cups yellow split peas, rinsed
  • 2 tbsp vegetable stock powder
  • 6 cups water


Place all ingredients in a large saucepan or stockpot with 6 cups water over high heat. Bring to the boil.

Reduce the heat and simmer for 1½ hours. Stir every 15 mins to ensure the split peas do not burn on the bottom of the saucepan.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • If you like your soup thick and hearty then this is for you. It is especially good for meat-free Mondays.
  • These vegetables are the exact combination you'll find as readymade soup packs at many greengrocers.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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