Split Pea Soup

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This past week, I was thinking about how it’s been a while since I made a big pot of soup. I’ve been relying on canned soup (specifically, Trader Joe’s vegan split pea) but can’t really get past the super-salty taste. That’s why, today, when I found myself with a little extra time, I decided to finally make some soup and threw together my own version of the Trader Joe’s variety I’ve been hooked on.

It’s packed with protein, iron, and fiber, making it a great vegetarian option. You can top with croutons, but I didn’t feel like making any. I did, however, top mine off with a generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Chris and I each enjoyed a bowl with some toasted whole wheat flat bread.

Ingredients:
1 lb Goya Green Split Peas

1-2 tbsp olive oil

1 veggie bouillon cube (I like Rapunzel’s No Salt Added vegan version)

1 small onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium carrot, diced

6 cups water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Sort and rinse peas.

In a large pot, heat oil over until it shimmers. Add garlic, onion, and carrot and sauté until soft, about four minutes.

Add peas, bouillon and water. Bring to a boil.

Reduce heat and simmer until peas and carrot are tender.

3 thoughts on “Split Pea Soup

    Mary Beth said:
    April 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    sounds really awesome. I’ll try it next time i crave a little pea time! If you want to have a faster soup, used canned peas – also yummy but not quite like the yummy smell of the dried peas simmering up in the pot!

      Jess responded:
      April 24, 2010 at 10:45 pm

      hah, you said “pea time.”

    Mary Beth said:
    April 25, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    i meant to say pea time 🙂

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