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Swedish Pea Soup

Swedish Pea Soup


  • 1 pound (454g) dried yellow peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium vegetable broth base
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard (e.g., Swedish, whole grain, or Dijon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium herbal seasoning blend
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon thyme


  1. Cover the dried yellow peas with water and soak overnight.
  2. Drain the peas and place them in a large heavy pot.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, stir well, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until the peas are tender. Add water as needed to replace moisture lost to evaporation. Remove the bay leaf before serving.


  • Recipe provided by Sharon Palmer, R.D., The Plant-Powered Dietitian.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 203 kcal cal., 1 g fat (0 g sat. fat), 59 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 14 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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