Everyone is as concerned about their economic health as they are about their physical health, and this classic Co-op Café recipe fits the bill for both. You can buy organic split peas in our bulk department for literally pennies per serving. With each serving containing 7 grams of fiber and high in protein and folate, it’s a real bargain. This recipe also replaces the traditional ham or pork flavoring, high in saturated fat and salt, with the fresh taste of ginger.

Co-op Café Ginger Split Pea Soup

Co-op Café Ginger Split Pea Soup

Servings: 6 People


  • 2 cups split peas
  • 6 cups water
  • ½ of a large onion medium dice
  • 2 small carrots half moon sliced
  • 1/2 pound of potatoes medium dice


  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons ginger grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. Add split peas and water to a pot and bring to a boil. Remove soup from heat and stir in ginger, tamari and pepper.
  2. Add onions, carrots and potatoes.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer until peas split, about 30-45 minutes.
  4. Once peas split and look like mush, cook for an additional 5 minutes. Be sure to stir frequently because the soup will burn easily.

Recipe Notes

Serves 6-8 people