Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 204 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1047mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 13g fiber), 14g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.
May 29, 2018
Before I made this soup, I read the inhredients and reviews. I did not have vegetable broth or marjoran. But I did have liquid smoke, and vegan wosterchire sauce. I blended it, added additional salt to taste. It was delicious! Even my picky husband loved it.
Aug 10, 2017
Excellent recipe! I added a bay leaf. The family loved it!
Jun 15, 2017
This was a delicious recipe, hearty and full of flavor! As others have stated, there's no need for a blender; the ingredients break down nicely on their own. If you want a smoother consistency, an immersion blender would be a safer, easier way to accomplish that. I do want to note that I only got 5 servings from the recipe, not 7. Perhaps it would feed 7 as a first course, but we had this as a main meal with whole grain baguettes alongside. Very good recipe overall, and I so appreciate Taste of Home providing some vegan offerings!
May 24, 2017
Is the soup supposed to look brown rather than green? This was my first time using vegetable broth.
Jan 29, 2017
This soup was AMAZING! I didn't have marjoram on hand so I used dried oregano (K9DOGLOVER: thanks for the suggestion). Besides that, I didn't make any otherl changes. This was my first time making split pea soup and it was a hit. The ingredients were simple and the flavour was delightful. A bowl of this soup on a cold, winter Saturday afternoon is exactly what I was looking for. I'll be making a pot of this next week. This recipe deserves ten stars!
Feb 11, 2016
GREAT FLAVOR & an inexpensive meal when on a budget! I used chicken boullion instead of vegetable broth because that's what I had, I also added 1 Bay Leaf & 1 Tablespoon of Great Value Brand (Wal-*art) imitation bacon bits and it was delicious! -Husband didn't even notice That there was no ham in it! When the imitation bacon bits cook, they puff up & look like meat! I served it with homemade cornbread and a salad.Tip: If you don't have Majoram, you can substitute dried Oregano which is in the same family as Majorem - just use slightly less.-Wonderful recipe. Thank you.
Jan 28, 2016
I add a little clove powder to give it the illusion of having ham flavor!
Jan 18, 2016
Excellent recipe. I added more salt and only pureed half to keep some vegetables intact. Delicious.
Jan 11, 2016
My dad - a meat lover - said this was the best split pea soup he's ever had. We normally used a ham hock to make split pea soup, but have moved away from meat. I was afraid he'd miss it, but he didn't. I followed the recipe for the most part, but upped the garlic cloves to five, and actually sprinkled some garlic powder in at the end. I also used Braggs Liquid Amino Acids instead of salt to get a slightly heartier/meatier flavor. This was a super easy recipe that the whole family really loved.
Dec 10, 2015
I have honestly never made or eaten pea soup in my life. I made this on a whim thinking I should really try to like peas and oh my goodness, I LOVE THIS SOUP! I made only two little changes - used 4 cups of veggie broth and the rest water and added a few drops of liquid smoke. As a vegan, I find it hard to find recipes my meat-eating husband will enjoy, but he loved this one too. AWESOME. Will be making this regularly!
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