Split Pea Minestrone

I was inspired by a recipe I saw on Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide and modified Greg’s recipe slightly, purely because I never had all of the ingredients on hand.  This is a lovely healthy and flavourful soup which made for a very enjoyable lunch.  I used chicken stock which you can swap out with vegetable stock for a full vegetarian version and add more stock if you prefer a thinner minestrone.

Split pea minestrone

Split Pea Minestrone


1 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp cumin seeds
1 inch piece of ginger peeled and finely chopped
1 brown onion sliced
2 carrots peeled and diced
125g button mushrooms sliced
1 cup split peas
½ cup dry white wine
420g tin chopped tomatoes
3tbsp coriander chopped
4 cups chicken stock
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste


  1. In a pot over a medium heat, toast the cumin seeds in the olive oil.
  2. Add the ginger and sauté for one minute.
  3. Add the onion and fry until lightly browned.
  4. Add the carrots and mushrooms and cook until the carrots start to soften.
  5. Add the split peas and wine and cook until the wine has mostly evaporated.
  6. Add the tomatoes, coriander, chicken stock and black pepper and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce the heat and simmer until the split peas are cooked through.

52 thoughts on “Split Pea Minestrone

  1. Judging solely on that photo of the soup, Mandy, I wouldn’t change a thing in your recipe. It is just thick enough and sure looks like a bowl of comfort, to me. Have a great weekend!

  2. I always, always, think of my grandpa when it comes to split pea soup. It was one of his favorites. He would have loved this dish Mandy. Thanks for the smile and memories this a.m. 🙂

  3. Oh boy does that look like a great meal! I made a crockpot of chicken soup with homemade noodles to tide us through the storm & this looks like it will be the sequel once that pot is gone. My husband was out snow blowing for over 5 hrs. on Saturday and needed something to keep the energy level up.

    • Oh my goodness Diane, you guys really are having quite a time with the weather. I hope it all blows over soon. So strange that I am sitting here in shorts and a little T while you guys are so cold. I am not looking forward to winter, I am a summer baby through and through. Your crock pot chickens soup with homemade noodles sounds heavenly. 🙂 xo

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