Yellow Split Peas belong to the same family as lentils and are highly nutritious—high in both protein and fibre. The carbohydrates in high-fiber foods like split peas have a low glycemic index, so they don’t spike your blood sugar. They also take much longer to be digested and absorbed by your body, so they provide a great source of long-lasting slow carb fuel.
Split peas, like lentils, do not need to be soaked before cooking. Beans require soaking prior to cooking, but because these are peas they can be used directly in the recipe. It is still a good idea to rinse your peas thoroughly before cooking to remove any dirt particles.
Cooking Instructions: Bring about 1.5 cups of water or broth to a boil for every cup of lentils or split peas. Add the split peas, allow water to return to boiling, reduce heat, partially cover pan, and simmer for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the variety.