How To Cook Yellow Split Peas?

What else can I make with split peas?

  • Editor: Amelia, split peas can also be cooked like lentils or other legumes into tasty dinners or creamy spreads for appetizers.

Do yellow split peas have to be soaked before cooking?

Split peas and lentils do not require soaking.

They take a short amount of time to cook (about 20 minutes to 1 hour depending on the recipe).

Dried beans on the other hand, do require soaking for at least 4 hours.

(It is best to soak them overnight.


How long do yellow split peas take to cook?

Steps to Make It
Cook for at least 20 minutes, covered, until the yellow split peas are fully cooked, stirring occasionally.

How do you cook dried yellow peas?

Place on stove and bring to a boil in a pot with a lid. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer, tilting the lid slightly to allow steam to escape, and leave to cook for up to 60 minutes, or until mushy. For whole peas, drain soaking water and replace with fresh, cold water for cooking.

Are yellow split peas good for you?

Split yellow peas belong to the same family as lentils and are highly nutritious—high in both protein and fiber. The insoluble fiber in peas are gut healthy, traveling through the digestive system intact and increasing stool bulk—helping to prevent constipation and to promote regularity.