Yellow Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup

Rich and hearty tasting soup with a sweet touch!  The sweet potato’s starch is a natural way of thickening soups.

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For PDF copy of recipe, Yellow Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped (peel can be left on), (approx. 300 g)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups yellow split peas, rinsed under cold water
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2  tsp ground ginger


  1. Saute chopped onions and sweet potatoes with olive oil for 10 minutes on medium heat.
  2. Add rinsed peas, water, thyme and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Add sea salt.  Remove from heat and puree with an immersion blender or cool and use a food processor to blend.


  • Add different spices to change the flavor
  • Use vegetable stock instead of water

1 Response to Yellow Split Pea & Sweet Potato Soup

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