Vegan Split Pea Soup

Healthy Vegan Split Pea Soup

Use organic ingredients whenever possible.

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  • Yield: Serves 6 1x


2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided

1 medium yellow onion, diced into small pieces

3 cloves garlic, finely minced

1/2 tsp cumin

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

5 cups low sodium vegetable broth

1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped

2 ribs celery, with leaves, chopped

1 lb. dried split peas, rinsed

4 slices of white sandwich bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes (can substitute gluten free bread)


  • Heat 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat.
  • Add bread and cook until golden and crisp. Toss to ensure no burning. About 4-5 minutes.
  • Drain croutons on paper towel and set aside.
  • In same pot, add additional oil and heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, cumin and celery.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Saute until onion and celery softens. About 6-8 minutes.
  • Add broth, 4 cups water and split peas and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer.
  • Cover pot and cook until peas are tender and soup thickens. About 35-45 minutes.
  • Season with more salt and pepper to taste.
  • When serving, stir in parsley and top with homemade croutons.

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Vegan Split Pea Soup