Vegan Split Pea Soup
Vegan Split Pea Soup is sensational. Really. I loved this soup! It was amazing. I’ve never eaten split pea soup without ham or sausage before so I was wondering if this recipe would have enough flavor. Boy, was I wrong! This hearty Vegan Split Pea Soup is so flavorful. I will make this soup over and over again because it is SO good.
Vegan Split Pea Soup is one of the best Split Pea Soup recipes I’ve ever eaten.
Every bite of Split Pea Soup is mouthwatering.
Vegan Split Pea Soup is excellent garnished with extra salt and pepper, parsley or thyme. Serve with your favorite bread.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients plus a one-pound bag of split peas for this recipe.
Place a package of dried split peas in a bowl and fill with water to make sure peas are completely submerged. Soak for at least 2 hours. Soaking legumes and grains releases phytates which are harmful, and also being an enzyme process to help make them more easily digestible. I highly recommend you soak all whole grains, (wheat, rice, corn, etc.) and legumes before cooking.
After beans are finished soaking prepare the rest of the soup. Chop up onions and celery, slice carrots, leeks and cube potatoes. Mince garlic. Put all the veggies into a large stockpot.
Add seasonings, olive oil, soaked split peas and Liquid Smoke.
Add vegetable broth.
Bring soup ingredients to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at least an hour to an hour and a half – until the vegetables are fork tender and split peas have cooked.
Puree the soup mixture with an immersion blender until smooth.
Garnish soup with fresh thyme and and serve with bread, oyster crackers, croutons, or plain.
Vegan Split Pea Soup is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan making it a wonderful meal for anyone trying to eat clean or lose weight.
Here’s the recipe.