Three Ingredients Moroccan Split Peas Soup Recipe

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Nothing calls for a warm delicious soup other than a lazy and cold day. I have to say that I’m a big fan of warm starchy soups that are quick and take less effort to make and you’re ready to go! When I’m in the mood for a warm soup I usually bias towards starchy veggie soups like this Moroccan split pea soup!

3 ingredients Moroccan split pea soup recipe

This split peas soup is a Moroccan classic, I bit I can’t name one person that doesn’t like it. I remember when we had family road trips back in the days, we would pull over for a food break and this soup will be our first menu choice. This classic split pea soup is a simple and humble one made with the simplest ingredients, available and affordable for everyone!

3 ingredients Moroccan split pea soup recipe

Split peas are a great source of protein and fiber, especially if you are looking for a plant-based source. 100 grams of green split peas serve around 25 grams and 26 grams of dietary fiber. For this reason, split peas are great to implement in your diet to cover up your protein needs.

Another thing I absolutely love about this recipe is it’s meal prep friendly! You can make a tremendous amount of it and store it in the freezer. It will stay fresh up to three months and it’s super easy to reheat.

3 ingredients Moroccan split pea soup recipe

Tips and Tricks

If you like your soup with a light consistency, you can add more water while cooking and leave it on the stove for approximately 5 minutes after you have blended the peas.

Storage and Reheating Tips

Store in the soup in individual jars or containers for single use. For a family sized portions, store in large containers. You can reheat this recipe by using the microwave or the stove. When reheating, add half a cup of warm or boiled water to help the frozen soup dissolve and melt in no time.

Moroccan Split Peas Soup

Authentic Moroccan Bissara soup made with three main ingredients, split peas, garlic, and olive oil. Meal prep and freezer friendly, easy, and healthy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean, Moroccan
Servings 8
Calories 245 kcal


  • 500 grams Green split peas (2 US cup and a half)
  • 2 big-sized garlic cloves lightly crushed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp Cumin freshly ground
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Olive oil and cumin for drizzling


  • In a pressure cooker, add split peas, garlic cloves (crushed), and pre boiled water (Cover the peas with at least 5 inches of water). Cover and cook on medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes or until the peas are soft and starchy and the water has reduced.
  • After the peas have cooked, bring your handy blender and blend the peas until you reach a smooth and soup like consistency.
  • Transfer the soup to a regular pot. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of cumin, and salt as desired. Cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the soup's consistency gets thicker.
  • Serve hot. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of cumin (the more the better!) or chili powder for extra flavor and bon appétit!


You can use slow cooker instead of a pressure cooker. Make sure to cook the peas for at least an hour. You may need to check the peas if they are done by taking a small amount and gently press it with a fork, if it’s mushy then it’s ready.


  1. I love this and love your blog too. We recently spent Christmas in Morocco and loved the food. I don’t remember trying this soup but never mind, it sounds simple enough so I will give it a go myself.
    Will pin this too for reference later. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Hi Joleisa!Thanks a lot! Hope you had an amazing time during your stay here. This recipe is pretty simple and split peas are so affordable, let me know if you tried it !


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