Yellow Split Pea Soup


This split pea soup has to be the simplest recipe and yet It has a sensational taste and is very nutritious.

There are some foods that are very beneficial for a diabetic and split peas are one of those foods.  This dish should definitely be in your menu.

Peas help stabilise blood sugar levels while providing a steady supply of energy. Studies have shown that type 2 diabetics who eat at least 50 grams of peas per day can lower their cholesterol, their triglycerides and VDL (Very Low Density Lipprotein) by a significant amount.


Soak the split peas for at least six hours or overnight. Drain the water and rinse the peas thoroughly.

Add 2 litres water and chop the carrots and stock cubes.

Bring to boil and let it simmer for 15 - 30 min.

Cover with a lid, turn off the heat leaving the pot on the hot plate.

60 minutes later blend to the desired consistency.

Serve in a bowl with cracked pepper to taste.


1 Packet of yellow split peas

2 Large carrots

1 Massel chicken stock cube

1 Massel Vegetable stock cube

Cracked pepper.