Recipes and Cooking Split Pea Soup with Barley 4.6 (8) This traditional soup recipe features the tasty trio of barley, ham, and peas. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 1 hrs 5 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 25 mins Servings: 8 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 10 cup water 1 pound dry yellow split peas, rinsed and drained (about 2 cups) ½ cup regular barley 2 tablespoon instant chicken bouillon granules 1 bay leaf 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 medium carrots, finely chopped (1 cup) 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup) 5 ounce cooked ham, chopped (1 cup) ½ teaspoon ground black pepper Salt and ground black pepper Directions In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven or pot bring water, split peas, barley, bouillon granules, and bay leaf to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir in celery, carrots, and onion; return to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes more or until vegetables, peas, and barley are tender. Stir in ham and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook for 5 minutes more or until ham is heated through. Remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt and additional pepper. Makes 8 (1-1/2 cup) servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 279 Calories 3g Fat 47g Carbs 19g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 8 Calories 279 % Daily Value * Total Fat 3g 4% Saturated Fat 1g 5% Cholesterol 10mg 3% Sodium 1131mg 49% Total Carbohydrate 47g 17% Total Sugars 6g Protein 19g Vitamin C 3.5mg 18% Calcium 60.6mg 5% Iron 2.9mg 16% Potassium 626mg 13% Folate, total 104.8mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.