Vegan Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Simple and easy Vegan Split Pea Soup is so flavorful and hearty, perfect for cold nights but can be enjoyed all year. It is so economical, green split peas, carrots. potatoes, onion, garlic, cooked in vegetable broth.

Vegan Split Pea Soup

Split pea soup is a staple that my family enjoys all year round. You get to add lots of veggies with this comforting and hearty soup. When I’m stuck with what to prepare for dinner I love to make this recipe. I have even made my Instant Pot Split Pea Soup version and Yellow Split Pea Patties With Curry Sauce recipe.

easy to make vegan split pea soup

It is that time of year where it is not quite hot as yet and we are still having cold winterlike days. On these days, soups are my favorite go-to recipes. My Vegan Split Pea Soup is amazing, I make a big pot of soup so I have enough for leftovers.

No need to soak the split peas, for this recipe, you can use green or yellow split peas or even a combination of both. I used green split peas this time.

Split Pea Soup In A Bowl

How To Make Split Pea Soup

To make Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe, I saute onion, garlic, celery in oil until onion is soft. Stir in parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, and bay leaf, cook until fragrant. Add carrot, potatoes, split peas, vegetable broth, Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for an hour. Add salt to taste and green onion.

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Nutrition

Energy:
230 kcal / 961 kJ
Fat:
4 g
Protein:
17 g
Carbs:
33 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
30 min
Ready in:
45 min
For:
4 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Cook onion, garlic and celery until onion is soft.
  2. Stir in parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, and bay leaf, cook until fragrant.
  3. Add carrot, potatoes, split peas, vegetable broth. Cover pot, and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce to a simmer for one hour. Discard bay leaf and add salt to taste. Serve in a bowl with green onions to garnish.

Notes

I have also made this soup in a slow cook, just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker for 6-8 hours. Enjoy!

split pea soup garnished with green onions and served with bread

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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29 Comments
  1. Lisa
    July 18, 2019

    I made this the other day even though it’s supposed to be summer in the Pacific NW. It is so….good. I’ve been eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yes soup for breakfast. I added some black beans, corn and a bit of curry. Thinking about pan frying some Beyond Brats and adding those to the mix. Thank you!!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      July 18, 2019

      Lisa, I’m so happy you are enjoying it, I eat soup for breakfast as well, after all, it tastes better the next day. The Beyond Brats are amazing!

  2. Valerie
    May 15, 2016

    My daughter and I made it yesterday and it turned out great! We love it -and it’s healthy! ?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      May 15, 2016

      That’s awesome, thank Valerie for your feedback. I’m so happy you both loved it!

      • Candice
        January 12, 2018

        VERY nice pea soup,.. THANK YOU!

        • Michelle Blackwood
          January 12, 2018

          You are welcome Candice!

  3. familyhomerecipesru
    January 16, 2016

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe, I think the dish turned out just delicious, decoration is great, definitely try to cook.

  4. Sally
    January 15, 2016

    Planning to make this soup this week. How many servings does this yield (trying to decide if I need to double the recipe for my family of 6)?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      January 15, 2016

      You shouldn’t need to double this recipe. It is enough to serve about 8 people. Enjoy!

      • Sally
        January 19, 2016

        Great! Thanks! Making tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes.

  5. Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    September 9, 2015

    I can’t even remember the last time I had split pea soup! I can’t wait to try your recipes. It looks super delicious! :-)

    • kimberly
      July 11, 2019

      I made this soup tonight for dinner. It was fabulous. Thank you.

  6. Mel @ avirtualvegan.com
    September 8, 2015

    That is one delicious looking bowl of soup! And you can cook it in a slow cooker too…bonus! Perfect for busy week days.

  7. Levan @ Crazy Vegan Kitchen
    September 8, 2015

    Love the recipe! And I must add, LOVE the bowl! So rustic! Goes great with the soup for a fantastic and super appetizing recipe!

  8. The Vegan 8
    September 8, 2015

    I love soup so much! Practically could live off soup alone, including this one! It’s gorgeous and I love the added oregano and basil…nice touch!!

  9. Howie Fox
    September 8, 2015

    Yes, I feel summer is gone for good now, so it’s probably time to get some awesome comfy soups on the stove again. This one definitely looks pretty good!! :D

  10. Linda @ Veganosity
    September 8, 2015

    I love split pea soup. This looks so cozy and inviting.

  11. Sophia @veggies dont bite
    September 6, 2015

    I love split pea soup! I’m so excited for fall and all the yummy soups!

  12. Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily
    September 6, 2015

    This may be the most glorious split pea recipe I’ve seen yet! My idea of real comfort food! oxox

  13. Jenn
    September 6, 2015

    Split pea soup is one of my favorites! It’s so creamy and cozy!

  14. Alicia Garcia
    June 7, 2015

    That soup it looks so delicious and like you said its easy to cook. Love it

  15. Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah
    June 3, 2015

    After the week I’ve had, soup is definitely what I need. This sounds like the perfect soup for bundling up on the couch. Love that I almost have all the ingredients on hand to make it, too!

  16. Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    June 1, 2015

    This looks so good, Michelle! I just love split pea soup! I see that you’re from Ohio (I am, too – Akron!). My mom still lives there, and she had the heat on today! Ugh! Your soup would be the perfect solution :)

  17. nibbles by nic
    June 1, 2015

    Wow, that is one stunning soup! I bet it tastes even better!!!

  18. Catherine (@LivingtheGourmet)
    June 1, 2015

    Dear Michelle, I am tempted to make a big pot of this soup today. There is a bit a chill in the air believe it or not…a perfect day to make soup. This looks wonderful dear. xo, Catherine

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 1, 2015

      That’s great Catherine, here in Ohio we had to put the heater on this morning!

  19. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    June 1, 2015

    Such a classic hearty soup! Always can make a soul feel good!

  20. Florian @ContentednessCooking
    June 1, 2015

    Lovely combination, I’ll have to try these!