❁ Split peas are mature peas that are allowed to dry before harvesting. When the skins are removed, they naturally split in half.
❁ Either yellow or green split peas can be used in most recipes. Yellow split peas have a mild flavor while green split peas are slightly sweeter.
❁ Split peas do not need to be soaked before cooking. Sort to remove small rocks or other seeds and plant parts, then rinse to remove dust.
❁ Cook split peas by simmering in water or broth. Use about 3 cups of water for 1 cup of split peas.
❁ Cooking times depend on the desired texture. For split peas that hold their shape, cook for 20 minutes. To make a smooth puree, cook for 40 minutes or longer.