Don’t let the color fool you, yellow and green split peas are indistinguishable (except for the obvious color factor.) Split peas are just that: peas that have been dried and split in half. Split peas are great due to their high protein and fiber content (compared to their low fat content.) Split Peas have a sweeter and creamier taste compared to the lentils, which makes them great for soups!
Split peas have a relatively short cooking time and therefore have no need to be soaked. Split peas are great on their own but can also easily replace lentils in certain dishes. Cooking instructions can be found here. Because of the short cooking time, I will only cook up as many split peas as I need.