Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan split pea soup is simple, hearty and so flavorful.  I received high praises from both my vegetarian daughter and my carnivore husband for this meal. I really thought my husband would be asking why there wasn’t any ham in the soup. But instead, he said, “Babe, this soup is really, REALLY good”. It’s always a home run for me when I can please everyone with one meal.

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup - A simple, hearty and complete meal!

This soup is so easy. Just chop the vegetables, saute the onion in a large pot or dutch oven. Add the spices and saute another minute.

Vegan Split Pea Soup - A simple, hearty and complete meal!

Add the split peas, carrots, celery, potatoes, and broth.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a good simmer and allow to cook until the peas are tender.

Vegan Split Pea Soup - A simple, hearty and complete meal!

I love most all soups but I, like my husband, enjoy meat.  We did not miss the ham in this split pea soup one bit.

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5 from 1 vote

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup - Simple, hearty and so flavorful. You will never know it's vegan!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Don't Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 small carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, diced
  • 1-2 medium potatoes, chopped (I left mine unpeeled)
  • 1 pound dried split green peas, rinsed and sorted
  • 8 cups vegetable broth

Instructions

  • Add olive oil to a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat.
  • Add onions and sauté until the onions are starting to soften about 10 minutes.
  • Add the bay leaf, garlic and thyme saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, split peas, salt, pepper, and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 45 - 55 minutes, stirring occasionally until peas are soft. (Be sure to have some bubbles in the pot from a high enough simmer or the peas might take longer to soften.)
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Use an immersion blender to puree some of the soup, leave some chunks. Or place 2 cups of soup in a blender. Puree and return to pot.
  • Season with salt and fresh ground pepper to taste. Serve hot.
  • Soup will thicken as it cools.
  • (Add water in small increments to thin when reheating, if desired.)

 

Vegan Split Pea Soup - Simple, hearty and so flavorful. You will never know it's vegan!

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Recipe adapted from TheMostlyVegan

 

Comments

  1. Reply

    This looks like a very tasty winter recipe. Great.

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Reuven!

  2. Reply

    I’ve never tried Split Pea Soup now that I think of it! You’ve made this look delicious, so may need to give this a try =) #TurnItUpTuesday

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Selena!

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    I love Split Pea Soup and your recipe looks fabulous! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing you awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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