Vegan Split Pea Soup

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This vegan split pea soup is comforting, filling, delicious, and so good for you. Best of all it’s really easy to make. The secret ingredient in this soup is a turnip, placed in the pot whole. I don’t even bother peeling it, just give it a wash and plunk it in the pot. The purpose of the turnip is to infuse the soup with a lovely delicate flavour and subtle sweetness. Then just pull the turnip out with a pair of tongs after the soup is cooked. The result is so delicious. 

I love making a big pot of this pea soup on weekends and then reheating the leftovers for a healthy dinner or lunch during the week. it’s so filling and keeps me satiated for hours. You could even serve this to guests and dress it up a bit with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil on top and a few pumpkin seeds sprinkled on top for some crunch.

A white bowl of green vegan split pea soup with a spoon.
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Vegan Split Pea Soup

This vegan split pea soup is a hearty and filling plant based meal.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword fall, plant based, winter
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 185kcal
Author A Sweet Alternative

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of rinsed green split peas
  • 8 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrot
  • 1 turnip
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Add the split peas, carrots, onions, water, salt, and pepper to a large stock pot.
  • Add the whole turnip to the pot (don’t chop it!).
  • Let the soup cook uncovered on medium heat for two hours or until thickened, then remove the whole turnip with tongs and discard.
  • Stir in the fresh dill.
  • Serve hot.
  • Makes approximately 8 portions of vegan split pea soup.

Nutrition

Calories: 185kcal | Fat: 0.7g

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