Vegan Split Pea Soup

Winter is on its way out, but chilly temperatures call for one last hearty soup hurrah. Vegan Split Pea Soup makes the transition from winter to spring a cozy celebration of the changing seasons.

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Full disclosure, I made this soup back around the holiday season but completely forgot about it. Last week, I was scrolling through my photo library from December, saw these pics, and decided to make it again! We Ohioans were spoiled by a luxuriously warm February and these [typical but nonetheless shocking] cold thermometer readings are making me crave all the warm foods.Vegan Split Pea Soup | AreYouKitchenMe.com

Growing up, my mom made split pea soup after every holiday using the ham hock and scraps. My family practically lives on it in the winter. Although I’ve been a vegetarian so long I hardly remember eating the traditional stew, the smell still fills me with nostalgia and warm fuzzies.

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I thought about adding some sort of fake meat or smoky substitute, but decided to keep this recipe fairly simple. If you want a more classic flavor, I suspect some coconut bacon would be delightful sprinkled on top.

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This steaming bowl is proof that eating hearty, filling, plant-based foods doesn’t have to be expensive. This recipe was downright cheap! I got the split peas at Aldi for $0.99, used my homemade broth, bought 2lbs. of potatoes for $1.99 (making one potato about $0.25), the carrots and celery come out to about $0.50 each, and the spices (which can be omitted, except S&P) hardly cost a dime when you use just a pinch. So that means that this soup cost me at most a whopping $4.00 and serves about 6. That’s less than a dollar per serving!!!

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Warm your soul, give your wallet a break, and take comfort a bowl of Vegan Split Pea Soup (and the fact that spring will be here before you know it).

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 servings

Winter is on its way out, but chilly temperatures call for one last hearty soup hurrah. Vegan Split Pea Soup makes the transition from winter to spring a cozy celebration of the changing seasons.

Ingredients

  • 1 white or yellow potato, cubed
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound split green peas, rinsed
  • 2 quart (8 cups) vegetable stock
  • ½ tsp. died oregano
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp. salt + pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare vegetable and heat a large pot over medium heat. Add carrots, onions, celery, garlic, oregano, paprika, cayenne, and salt + pepper to the pot and cook for 10 minutes, until slightly softened.
  2. Add potatoes, bay leaf, peas, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 45 minutes, until the peas are completely soft and starting to break down. If you prefer a creamier soup, puree half or all of the soup in a blender or using an immersion blender. Enjoy with an extra sprinkle of paprika and some crusty bread.
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