Show Subscription Form




Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Read Reviews (22)
4.9 22
Publisher Photo
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.

Reviews for Vegetarian Split Pea Soup(22)

AVERAGE RATING
   (20)
RATING DISTRIBUTION
5 Star
 (18)
4 Star
 (2)
3 Star
 (0)
2 Star
 (0)
1 Star
 (0)
MY REVIEW
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
""
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

This was really good! I've never had split pea soup before, but I think I'm a new fan. I love how much veggie goodness is packed in here.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2014

This is just as good as any pea soup I've had out and I will make this again. I made my own broth to use because I didn't want the sodium laden store bought and I don't like the taste anyway. I didn't use cumin either, but I did give it a SLIGHT, splash of liquid smoke to mimic the smoky flavor of a ham bone. The last batch I didn't puree, just to give it some substance. Enjoying now, yum!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

Great soup that doesn't require meat at all. My 26 year old son loves it with a grilled cheese sandwich alongside! I did make some changes from the original recipe. I have made this soup twice. I did not do the blender thing. It's really not necessary. Using 3 qts. veg broth. Soup was too thick last time.2 1/2 cups peas8 medium small carrots4 large cloves garlic (never too much garlic!)1 lg bay leaffresh thymeNo marjoram, basil, celery, or cumin only b/c I don't have these things. I do have cumin but I don't want it to taste Mexican. I used thyme because it's in the garden and other reviewers used it. I used bay because others did and I had some. The soup turned out terrific!This soup will foam will bringing it to a boil. It isn't a problem.All ingredients are organic. Broth is Whole Foods 365 organic vegetable broth. This time I used 2-1 1/2 qt. containers because the price is better on this larger size box. Do NOT salt until the end. The broth has salt in it. Wait until the end and salt to taste. I think a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt as a garnish would be deluxe!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

Really super recipe, easy and delicious. I did not need to puree the soup, everything just fell apart into thick deliciousness with occasional beautiful chunks of carrot (I used red and orange carrots and it's just beautiful). I did not add salt. It did not need more because of high salt that was already in the bouillon (Organic Gourmet). Very pleased. This recipe is now my go to for pea soup. Thanks!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2013

Wholeheartedly agree with all others: a truly tasty recipe whether you're health conscious or not. My updates to the base recipe: substituted a teaspoon of Penzey's chicken base for the salt to boost flavor without more sodium and added about a quarter cup of half and half for richness -- though it really doesn't need it. :)

Loading Image
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Contests & Promotions

Contests & Promotions

Follow Us

Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us ADVERTISEMENT