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Can I make a soup base from yellow dried split peas?

Asked by Shippy (9852 points ) August 22nd, 2012

I normally use the green ones, but accidentally bought the yellow ones. Is it basically the same thing? I wanted to put chicken and onions etc., in it. Is that OK for a soup?

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Yes, yellow split peas are basically the same as the green ones. There may be some minor differences in taste but that is about it.

syz's avatar

My grandmother used to make something like this

TheProfoundPorcupine's avatar

Yes it is perfectly fine to use them and you will not notice much of a difference other than the colour and if it tastes a bit different, then a touch more pepper will do the trick.

It is also my understanding that the chicken will not be able to differentiate and if it can, then you have bigger problems than the wrong colour of peas.

gailcalled's avatar

There are also red split peas.

All pea soups start the same; sauté chopped onions, minced garlic, chopped celery and carrots in a little olive oil.

Add lentils (and animal protein if you must) and simmer until the lentils are tender…keep tasting. Season

bookish1's avatar

@Shippy, yep, I’ve done that same substitution myself and it works fine :)

creative1's avatar

Yes you sure can, they work the same as the green ones.

Jeruba's avatar

I looked at that recipe, @syz, and found it appealing. But the mustard part—did you ever do that? I have never seen soup served that way and am having a little trouble imagining it.

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