Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe
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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

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Even the pickiest pea soup lover will request this time and again. Thick and well-seasoned, it packs a nutritional punch, plus plenty of fiber and protein. It's wonderful with a slice of crusty French bread. —Michele Doucette, Stephenville, Newfoundland
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 celery ribs with leaves, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons shredded carrots
  • 2 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 1 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1047 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour or until peas are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add salt and pepper; simmer 10 minutes longer. Cool slightly. In small batches, puree soup in a blender; return to the pan. Heat for 5 minutes. Garnish with shredded carrots and green onions. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Vegetarian Split Pea Soup in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p61

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 204 calories, 1 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1047 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 13 g fiber, 14 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2014

"Absolutely the best split pea soup. Normally I add ham or bacon to get extra flavor, but with this recipe you don't need to. I love it!! Kids love it!! Two thumbs up!!"

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Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"This is incredibly easy and tasty. I've been looking for a go-to split pea soup recipe. And I've finally found it! Thanks!"

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Reviewed Sep. 14, 2014

"Yum! Very good and flavorful! I only blended half of the soup for a more hearty texture. Will try adding some veggie bacon next time too. Will make again forsure."

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Reviewed Aug. 3, 2014

"OMG. This was terrific and a keeper. Thank you so much for posting...I omitted the salt,hubby can't have it. But neither of us cared it was so good."

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"Didn't add any additional salt and it was fantastic!"

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