Moroccan Style Split Pea Soup

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I found this recipe today at Whole Foods and thought it sounded intriguing. I made one change subbing 1 large onion for 2 leeks. I usually make pea soup with ham but this sounds delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine peas and water in a large pot, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 2-3 hours or until peas are soft and the soup thickens.
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3 5

This appears to be an adaptation of B'sarra a Moroccan breakfast soup. It is usually served with a splash of olive oil on top and a pinch of cumin. Increase all the spices except paprika and drop in two thick slices of lemon while cooking. Remove lemon before blending or serving.

5 5

This is my new split pea soup favorite. As suggested by earlier reviewers, I more than doubled the spices (except for Paprika), put 2t salt , 1/3 lemon in with the rest of the ingredients and used turkey broth as the base. Absolutely tasty and different.

5 5

Thanks so much for this great recipe. Made it for my daughter-in-Law who is fairly picky and she R A V E D about it. Sue21 Spain