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vegetarian split pea soup

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Sarah Farrand
Saginaw, MI

You will not miss the meat in this hearty, simple, delicious meal of a soup. The smoky flavor from cumin and blend of fresh vegetables and dried herbs will be more than enough to have you coming back for more!

(3 ratings)
yield 4 main dish servings
prep time 15 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For vegetarian split pea soup

  • 4 c
    vegetable stock
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    dried split green peas, rinsed
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped
  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1 c
    carrot, chopped
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp
    marjoram, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 3/8 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • sour cream to serve (optional)
  • shredded cheddar cheese to serve (optional)
  • croutons or crusty bread to serve (optional)

How To Make vegetarian split pea soup

  • 1
    In a stockpot, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add salt and pepper, adding more or less to your taste. Simmer an additional 10 minutes.
  • 3
    Puree right in the pot if you have an immersion blender. Otherwise, let cool slightly, and puree in batches in a blender or processor. You can eat the soup without pureeing, of course, if you prefer the textures! It's yummy either way!
  • 4
    Serve with a small dollop of sour cream or a sprinkle of sharp cheddar, or do both, or neither! Serve with croutons or crusty bread and enjoy!
  • 5
    NOTE - You can alternatively make this in a slow cooker and set on low for 2-3 hours. Sometimes, there is no need to puree it when using the crockpot, as the cooking process renders everything so soft already. Bonus!