Quick and cheap split pea soup recipe

Easy to make.

  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Quick and cheap split pea soup recipe photoPreparation

Mix all ingredients. Be sure the thyme and marjoram are powdered. Better to rub them between the fingers.
Celery and carrots need to be chopped.


Cover and cook slowly for about 1 hour, or even longer. The mixture must cook until the peas are very soft. Force through a coarse sieve. Return to range and bring to boiling point.


Serve piping hot in bowls which have been heated. Serve this with dark rye bread and butter. Serves 6-8.