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Yellow Split Pea Soup (Vegan, GF, DF)

A healthy and nutritious Yellow Split Pea Soup loaded with veggies, flavored with lemon and Greek saffron. Ready in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: dairy-free, gut-healing foods, legumes, soup, vegetables
Servings: 2 -3 people
Calories: 621kcal


  • 250 grams / 8.8 oz yellow split peas
  • 1 small red onion finely chopped
  • leek (mainly the white part) finely chopped
  • 1 small spring onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 medium-sized carrot finely diced
  • 1 small stick of celery chopped
  • 1 large potato peeled and finely diced
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 3-4 threads of Greek saffron (or ½ turmeric powder) you can buy it here
  • ½ lemon zest
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil (+ an extra splash for sauteeing) extra virgin


  • In a medium-sized cooking pot heat a generous splash of olive oil over high heat.
  • Add the onion, spring onion, leek, and garlic, and cook until softened.
  • Pour 1 liter of water and wait until it starts to boil. Then reduce heat to medium and add the yellow split peas, carrot, celery, potato, bay leaf, Greek saffron, and 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer partly covered for approximately 30 minutes. Taste the veggies to see if they're soft enough, if not, cook a few minutes more.
  • Stir in the lemon zest and juice and cook for 2 minutes more. Ready to serve!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 1500mg | Fiber: 26g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3715IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 5mg