Swedish Split Pea Soup

Swedish Split Pea Soup

This inexpensive, filling and rustic soup is flavored with thyme, marjoram and a swirl of Dijon mustard.


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Developed by Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • ½ cup yellow split peas
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth*
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, plus more for serving, optional
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. In a medium soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and carrots, and cook about 8 to 10 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Add split peas and broth. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until split peas are tender and cooked, about 30 to 35 minutes.
  3. Add thyme, marjoram and Dijon mustard. Cook on low for 10 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with salt and fresh black pepper. Serve with additional Dijon mustard, if desired. Serves 2.

Cooking Note

  • This soup is thick, almost like a stew. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more broth.

Nutrition Information

SERVING SIZE: 1¼ cup

CALORIES 268; TOTAL FAT 7g; SAT. FAT 1g; CHOL. 0 mg; SODIUM 367mg; CARB. 40g; FIBER 14g; SUGARS 10g; PROTEIN 11g; POTASSIUM N/A; PHOSPHORUS N/A

Note: Nutrition information for potassium and phosphorus in vegetable broth and Dijon mustard not available.

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Alexandra Caspero
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for health and wellness. Alex is a nationally recognized nutritionist and appears regularly on TV, print and social media. She was most recently featured in Runner's World, Men's Health, Fitness, Shape Magazine & Vogue. As the campus dietitian, director of wellness and adjunct instructor at University of the Pacific, Alex teaches what she preaches. Through innovative programs and services, Alex inspires students to become their healthiest selves. Her blog, DelishKnowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple. Alex also dishes out delicious tips to her thousands of social media followers.


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