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

Cooking Time

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



  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.


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

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

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.