Yellow Split Pea and Country Ham Soup

This a version of split pea soup that uses yellow split peas. If you soak the split peas overnight, this soup cooks very quickly.


  • 1 lb of yellow split peas
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 carrot peeled and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 talk of celery chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 6 cups of chicken stock
  • 1 cup chopped country ham, in 1/8  inch thick
  • Soak the split peas in water overnight. Make sure they are adequately covered with water.
  • In a large sauce pan add the olive oil.
  • Using medium heat in a large saute pan or dutch oven saute the onions, garlic, celery and carrots and saute for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Drain the peas and add to the pan.
  • Add the chicken stock and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the cubed ham and simmer soup until peas are tender. About 40 minutes.




40 min


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