Split peas.

Seen ’em. Eaten ’em. But never cooked with ’em.

So let’s get tropical here why don’t we… ?

Hey, why not!

And no, that is not a rotten banana 😉

It’s a plantain!

Have you tried one?

I love them! Simply sautéed or baked with a few spices or  even added to a tropically inspired chicken & plantain stew… yum 🙂

A little bit of coconut oil for sautéing.

And a sprinkling of curry powder for major flavor power!

If you’ve never cooked with coconut oil before, I’d highly suggest trying it.

It lends a sweet flavor to any dish and has so many wonderful nutritional properties.

And don’t be scared when you buy it…

It’s solid until it’s warmed a bit! 

Well unless it’s summer time or something 😀

Coconut oil, onion, garlic, plantain and curry powder. 

Split peas, coconut milk and H20 to round out the recipe.

Followed by a quick simmer to finish things off.

Not the most picturesque meal on the table, however tasty, comforting and filling!

No sense in judging a book by its cover now is there 😉

And if it gets too thick, just add a little additional water either before serving or when reheating leftovers. Or just leave it thick and dip tortilla chips into it, it’s really good! Not that I would know or anything…


  1. Split pea is one of my favorite soups!! Ive never taken it tropical though. What a fun mix

  2. I really thought I would like split pea soup, but after 3 attempts, I’ve accepted it’s just not my thing. I would try this with lentils though!

  3. This sounds wonderful! I made split pea soup once and loved it but never made it again. No idea why.

  4. My husband loves split pea soup – not sure I could convince him of the coconut, but this would be right up my alley! 😀

  5. Um, set the table for two, because I’m coming over for a bowl of this! haha I love split pea soup, but I’ve never had it with coconut!!! That sounds so amazing. I also haven’t had a plantain since my visit to the dominican republic, but they were always fried… I think ‘d enjoy the in a soup a little more.

    So fun seeing you yesterday!

    • Last night was great! Secco is such a cute spot and definitely fun meeting up with everyone & seeing ya girl! Looking forward to Stella’s brunch later this month for sure 🙂

  6. love,love plantains. what a great split pea soup!! yummy!

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