Split Peas and Cabbage - Kapusta z Grochem - Christmas Menu Recipe #54

Split Peas & Cabbage, or Kapusta z Grochem, is a traditional side dish for Christmas Eve dinner. The dish is meatless but can be served with fried bacon if you're not fasting. I hope you enjoy!


  • 500 grams of yellow split peas
  • 1 kg of sauerkraut
  • bay leaf
  • all spice
  • 1/2 of a large onion
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rinse your split peas and then soak in three times more water than you have peas, 6 cups in this case. Leave it best over night.
  2. The next day, season your peas with salt and cook on medium low heat until the peas are soft and a little bit mushy. Remove the foam which is forming and stir from time to time while cooking.
  3. Drain your cabbage and check if it needs rinse (if it is too sour). Add your cabbage to a pot cover with some water. Add your bay leaf and all spice and cook until the cabbage gets tender. Mix from time to time and add more water if needed.
  4. Drain your cabbage. take out your bay leaf and all spice if you can find it :). Chop you cabbage.
  5. Chop your onion and fry on a little bit of oil until soft and glossy.
  6. Mix together your peas cabbage and onion, season with salt and pepper.
  7. I like to use ice cream scoop to serve it.