Apr 4 2011

Smashed Pea and Barley Soup

Smashed Pea and Barley Soup

This is another fast, easy and healthy recipe from California Pizza Kitchen. I know pea soup sounds lame and looks gross, but it’s really tasty and good for you so get over it!

Freeze what you don’t use for a lazy, rainy day.


  • 1 pound dried split peas, sorted and rinsed
  • ½ cup pearl barley
  • 2.1 quarts water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1-2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme (or ½ tablespoon dried)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½-1 teaspoon rubbed dried sage
  • Large pinch ground cumin
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 2/3 cup minced onion
  • 1/3 cup finely diced celery


In large pot, combine peas, barley, water, bay leaves, salt, soy sauce, thyme, garlic, sage and cumin. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a low simmer, cover and cook about 45 minutes.

Stir in carrots, onion and celery. Cover and simmer until vegetable are tender, another 25 to 30 minutes.  Discard bay leaves. Done!


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Amount per Serving
  • Calories 368 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 2g 3%
  • Saturated Fat 0g 0%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 2100mg 88%
  • Total Carbohydrate 70g 23%
  • Dietary Fiber 26g 104%
  • Protein 25g 50%
  • Vitamin E5%
  • Vitamin K19%
  • Vitamin B68%
  • Vitamin B122%
Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 4.9% Carbs 76.1%
Protein 27.2%


  1. Barb
    Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Posted By: Barb

    I love their smashed pea soup! I never knew it was so healthy for you 🙂

  2. Maggie
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 12:19 am | Posted By: Maggie

    I made it today. My seven year old loved it. So healthy and so good.

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