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Yellow Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

Thank you to Shop Zero for their wonderful soup recipe that can be easily prepared with minimal ingredients. Their shop is still open & they sell many provisions, see further down for shop details.

This is the perfect, cheap, lock-down soup recipe. It takes approximately 1 hour to make.

Sarah chose this recipe as she loves that split peas are a traditional British crop. She sources these split peas in bulk for Shop Zero from Hodmedod’s in Sussex. They work directly with Farmers to bring their pulses to the market whilst paying a fair price for their crops. At Shop Zero, they also stock Bouillon powder in bulk so you can bring your own containers & avoid unnecessary, unrecyclable packaging.

Yellow Split Peas are a wonderful source of protein for everyone, but particularly if you are following a vegetarian or vegan diet. They rank high on the list of pulse-protein-providers. They are also a good source of fibre & nutrients. In addition, they provide one of your 5-a-day! Why not search out a local supplier of vegetables, or pop into your local Greengrocers or markets to shop in your own produce bags & avoid plastic packaging?

You can also make a wonderful quick, easy & cheap Dhal from yellow split peas.


A little vegetable oil for frying

1 onion

200g of seasonal vegetables - carrots, swede or turnip work well (skip these ingredients if you don’t have any vegetables available)

200g dried yellow split peas

1.5l vegetable (Bouillon) stock


Soak the split peas in water overnight. Chop the onion. Scrub & peel the vegetables then dice into 1.5cm square chunks. Add the oil to the saucepan, & fry the onions for 5 minutes or so until soft. Add the diced vegetables & fry for 5 minutes more until they start to soften.

Make a stock following the directions for your product. Add to the pan followed by the well rinsed & drained split peas. Bring to a simmer & let the soup cook in a covered pan until the peas are soft (30-40 minutes). Stir to avoid the ingredients sticking to the pan.

Take off the heat. If desired, use a stick blender to liquidise the soup until it is smooth.

Season, if necessary, & enjoy with some bread of your choice!

60 minutes, serves 4, vegan & gluten free


Front Shop, Malt Cross, 16 St James' St, Nottingham NG1 6FG

You can shop with Shop Zero in the following ways:

Drop-in at the shop door Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Mondays: 12-3pm,

Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: Closed

Order via their website & either pitch up or have delivery

Order via the website shop and get your shopping delivered by post or to your door. They currently deliver to NG2,NG3, NG5 and NG7 postcodes

For Further info or to buy tickets for #danSOUP click here

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