Yellow Split Pea Salad with Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: salad



  • 1/2 cup yellow split peas
  • 34 handfuls lettuce
  • 2 ounces goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted
  • dressing
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard


  1. Sort through and rinse split peas. Add to a pot with water and bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and then let cook for 30-45 minutes. Split peas should be tender but still hold their shape.
  2. Once done, drain and let cool slightly.
  3. In a jar with a lid, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey, and mustard. Shake until combined.
  4. Toss split peas, lettuce, pecans, and goat cheese with a drizzle of dressing.


*I usually make a big batch of dressing and use it throughout the week. I’ll double and triple everything except the honey- which I usually add to taste for a hint of sweetness.