Hearty Split Pea Soup
 
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A cozy, warming and hearty Split Pea Soup that comes together in a cinch! This Split Pea Soup is hearty, healthy, naturally vegan, gluten and oil free - it makes the perfect lunch or light dinner and is very easy to whip up.
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 bowls
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion, diced (medium)
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or ¼ cup water (for sauteeing)
  • 1 carrot, finely diced or grated (large)
  • 2 stalks celery, finely diced (optional)
  • 1 cup split peas (rinsed)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp hot pepper flakes
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
To Serve
  • Lemon Juice
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Hot Sauce
  • Croutons
  • PIta Chips
Directions
  1. Sautee diced onion and garlic in oil or water (depending on preferred method) until golden brown in a large pot.
  2. Add diced carrots and optional celery to the pot and sautee for a couple minutes.
  3. Add rinsed split peas and sautee for a couple minutes.
  4. Add three cups of vegetable broth to the large pot. Add hot pepper flakes, sea salt and black pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer until the split peas are soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  6. Using an immersion blender, blend half the soup until you have reached your desired consistency. You can choose to leave it smooth or textured (I did not blend mine that much and left it more textured).
  7. Serve with fresh lemon juice, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, croutons and/or pita chips.
Notes
Feel Free to add other finely diced or grated vegetables (red pepper, celery, etc.) to the sauteed onions and garlic or omit the carrots altogether if you are in a pinch. Most Worcestershire sauce is not vegan - Annie's makes a great vegan Worcestershire sauce that I use in the kitchen.
Recipe by Ceara's Kitchen at https://www.cearaskitchen.com/split-pea-soup/