Over the past few years this has become a really popular recipe on my site, and I was so excited when I saw that Whole30 updated their approved foods list to include Split Peas!!  This is such an awesome snack to make using pantry staples that I think you guys are going to love. These Crunchy Split Pea snacks are salty, highly addicting and Whole30 and Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal

Crunchy Split Peas
Until recently, the only thing that I associated with split peas was soup (specifically my Nanas delicious ham hock and split pea soup). Split peas are simply garden peas which, when dried, lose their outer skin causing them to split in two. They have a long list of health benefits, including helping to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar levels. One cup contains 65% of your daily intake of fiber. Per cup, split peas have 100 calories less than chickpeas, which make them a great alternative to the current trend of roasted chickpeas.

Crunchy Split Peas
These split peas are my new favourite snack, they are crunchy, salty and incredibly addicting. After soaking the yellow split peas for 4 hours, they take less than 10 minutes to cook. In the photo above you can see how much the split peas expand after soaking. I like eating them lightly seasoned with salt but they also taste great with chili, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme or curry powder. The options are endless.

They remain crisp for a few days after cooking, so make a big batch and store them in a jar on the counter to snack on whenever hunger hits. A bowl of split peas is a great dish to serve to guests, complimenting a glass of wine or added to a salad for that crunchy texture. Give these split peas a try and let me know what you seasoned them with. Happy snacking!

Crunchy Split Peas

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Crispy Split Peas

Every Last Bite
A highly addictive crunchy snacks that you can season with any spices of choice!
4.71 from 67 votes
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Diets Dairy Free, Grain/Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Specific Carbohydrate Diet Legal, Vegan
Servings 6
Calories 96 kcal


  • 2/3 cup yellow split peas soaked for 4 hours in water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika


  • After soaking the split peas, drain them and then pat them dry using a paper towel
  • Over medium-high heat, coat a large skillet with the oil.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the split peas along with the salt and seasoning and stir frequently until golden in color and crunch in texture (7-10 minutes)
  • Remove from pan and serve or store in an air tight container


Green split peas cannot be substituted for yellow split peas in this recipe, they will not yield the same result 
Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 5gFat: 3gSodium: 199mgFiber: 6gSugar: 2g
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