Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Categories: American, Pulse, Soup, Vegan, Vegetable

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Notes

Although often made with a ham bone, our version of split pea soup is so hearty and heart healthy you won't miss the meat. Serve with thick slices of rustic bread.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 parsnip, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound green split peas, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 1/2 ounce Veggie Stock Gold
  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • to taste, salt and freshly ground black pepper
Serves / Yields

Serves 4

Preparation Instructions

Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Stir in vegetables and sauté until softened (8-10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Add peas, the diluted stock, thyme, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil, cover, and reduce heat so liquid is simmering. Cook until peas are very tender, about 1 to 1¼ hours.

Remove bay leaf. Transfer mixture to a food processor, or blender, and pulse until almost smooth.

Return to pot and heat until hot, adding more water, if necessary. Soup should be rather thick.

Quick Shopping List

Roasted Vegetable Stock Base
1-1/2 oz. foil package
French Select Thyme
Broken Leaf, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. .75 oz.
Turkish Bay Leaves, Whole or Powdered
Whole, in a resealable bag
1/2 ounce bulk bag

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Jennifer K. Said:

Delicious split pea soup recipe! I used fresh thyme, threw in some fresh rosemary, too, and kicked up the proportion of vegetables. It was perfect, and my dinner guests raved.

Make it Again? Jennifer K. would make this recipe again.