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Lynn’s Split Pea and Ham Soup

We’ve been collecting recipes from Lynn’s family’s collection, for your enjoyment.

You can find the whole recipe series here. Hope you enjoy!


  • 2 cups of green or yellow split peas (soaked for about 2 hrs and then rinsed)
  • 8 cups of ham stock or chicken stock or a combo of both (you can also use water flavoured with bouillon)
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil (or butter)
  • 1 celery stalk (including leaves) chopped
  • 3 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • A couple of handfuls of cooked ham, chopped (or about 2 cups)
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • (I like to use Montreal steak spice!)


  1. In a large pot add peas and soup stock. Bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce to a simmer for about 15 minutes until peas are tender (if peas have not been soaked, simmer for about 1 ½ hours).
  2. Sauté celery, carrots, onion and garlic in oil until veggies are tender.
  3. Add cooked veg, ham, thyme, parsley, marjoram, and bay leaves to soup. Return to simmer  for about ½ hour (peas should be falling apart at this point).
  4. Add salt, pepper, and bouillon to taste.