Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup

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Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup is a spin-off of our original Instant Pot Split Pea Soup, which so many of you got creative with and shared ideas for. I love that you guys appreciate a good split pea soup, because I sure do too! Recently we created another soup recipe utilizing split peas as a complementary ingredient and it is one of my new faves. You can find that recipe here.

This recipe for Yellow Split Pea Soup is in honor of one of our members in the new Allergy Friendly Instant Pot Facebook Group. This member, along with many other people out there, is unable to have onion or garlic. These are go-to spices for many cooks, myself included, so making a soup recipe omitting them was a challenge I have been working on accomplishing for a few weeks now.

The variation of this recipe we ended up finalizing on is less flavorful than some of our other recipes. We find it to be deliciously simple, as it is using just a few spices. If you’d like more spice, try adding a 1/2-1 tsp garlic, onion or other spices of choice may kick it up a notch if that is what you’re going for. Alternatively you can use some fresh garlic, herbs or onion, using your judgement to keep it within your preferences. Please share in the comments or on social media pictures or descriptions of what your variations are and how you liked them!

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A spin off of the original Instant Pot Split Pea Soup from last year. Using just water and ham, plus carrots and a few spices, this recipe is delightfully simple and satisfying. Please note that the cook time is time under pressure-the pressure up and down takes about 15-20 minutes each on average.
Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 6 cups water (plus more for soaking)
  • 3 cups small cubed ham
  • 5 medium carrots (1" thick rounds-peeled)
  • 2 cups yellow split peas (soak in hot water for 20 minutes prior-drain before adding to recipe)
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat (for best results-otherwise use fat of choice)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional-the ham is already salty so use your judgement based on personal preference)
  • 1/4 tsp piri piri (African hot pepper powder) (optional-or cayenne)
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
6 people
Ingredients
  • 6 cups water (plus more for soaking)
  • 3 cups small cubed ham
  • 5 medium carrots (1" thick rounds-peeled)
  • 2 cups yellow split peas (soak in hot water for 20 minutes prior-drain before adding to recipe)
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat (for best results-otherwise use fat of choice)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional-the ham is already salty so use your judgement based on personal preference)
  • 1/4 tsp piri piri (African hot pepper powder) (optional-or cayenne)
Instant Pot Yellow Split Pea Soup
Instructions
  1. Soak peas in hot water (for 30 minutes)
  2. Turn on IP to saute, add bacon fat
  3. Chop ham, put in IP
  4. Saute ham in IP with bacon fat for 10-20 minutes, stirring frequently until browned
  5. Peel and chop carrots
  6. Add to IP, turn off
  7. Add hot water to IP, then slowly stir in spices
  8. Drain peas, (discard water) and add to pot last
  9. Close and lock lid, turn knob to seal and set on "soup" for 13 minutes
  10. Allow to NPR* for at least 20 minutes, QR** at your own risk, we recommend a full NPR* for best results.
Recipe Notes

*NPR: Naturally Release Pressure-i.e., leave it alone until the lid opens easily-20-50 minutes for my pot.

**QR: Quick Release-carefully turn the knob (like with a long handled utensil) to let the pressure release

Please feel free to check out our other Instant Pot Recipes!

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2 Comments

  1. Awesome Alyssa! Split Pea Soup is my favorite! Yellow split peas taste a bit milder than green to me, I prefer them lately, even to add a little into soups like a beef vegetable or chicken noodle!

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