Santorini specialty: yellow split pea puree

Recipes - Santorini specialty: yellow split pea puree

When I discovered Greek food, I fell in love with all of its ingredients and the passion of this affair hasn't decrease a bit over the years. On the contrary. Every time I visit it, I just have to bring back olive oil and oregano, tea and sometimes feta cheese.


  • 500 grams yellow split peas
  • small onion
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • parsley
  • chives
  • juice of one lemon
  • salt
  • pepper

Directions for Santorini specialty: yellow split pea puree

 Step 1: Wash the peas, place them in a pot, cover with water and let them boil. Remove the scum that forms on top of the water. Add the quartered onion, salt, half of the olive oil. Let it simmer for an hour until the peas are soft and the whole thing becomes like a thick porridge. Use a blender and turn the peas into a smooth puree.

Step 2: Add the rest of the oil, the lemon juice, chopped chives and parsley. Enjoy!

Tags: yellow split peas, onion, olive oil, parsley, chives, lemon, salt, pepper, recipes Vegetarian soups

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