Green Split Pea & Barley Soup

Total Time
2hrs 55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large soup pot, combine split peas, carrots, celery and 1 onion with water.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in barley, bay leaf and garlic, if using.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer partly covered for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Stir occasionally.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. In a nonstick skillet, heat oil.
  8. Saute the remaining 2 onions on medium heat until well-browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  9. Add onions to soup along with dill.
  10. Simmer soup 5 to 10 minutes longer.
  11. Discard bay leaf.
  12. Reheats and/or freezes well.
  13. If soup gets thick, add a little water or broth.
Most Helpful

4 5

This recipe is simple to prepare and is very tasty! The fresh dill and barley are a very nice touch.

4 5

I thought this was a little too heavy on the onions, so next time I will just one instead of three, probably. But otherwise, it was really good and easy. I really like the addition of barley. I used dried dill, because I didn't have fresh, and also a dash of thyme.

4 5

Use CAUTION if you are unsure of the dill. I added a little bit under a 1/4 of a cup and thought it was too much. Next time I will use an 1/8 cup. The soup was more like a stew. I may add some sausage next time. I will reduce the barley if I do.