Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
This recipe comes from the Moosewood Cookbook. It's my favourite vegetarian pea soup.
Make and share this Vegetarian Split Pea Soup recipe from Food.com.
- 3 cups dried split peas
- 7 cups water (may need more) or 7 cups vegetable stock (may need more)
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups onions, minced
- 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
- 3 stalks celery, minced
- 2 medium carrots, sliced
- 1 potato, diced
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1 -4 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, to taste (or red wine vinegar)
- sesame oil (optional)
- fresh ripe tomatoes, diced (optional)
- fresh parsley, minced (optional)
- Place first 5 ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, partially covered for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent split peas from sticking to bottom of pot.
- Add onions, garlic, celery, carrots and potato. (You can saute these first or add them in directly if you want a fat free soup).
- Partially cover and allow to simmer for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.(You may need to add extra water).
- Season to taste with pepper and vinegar.
- Serve with a drizzle of sesame oil, diced tomato and minced parsley.
delicious! - we couldn't stop eating it. I only gave it 4 stars because I didn't follow the recipe exactly but I worked with what I had on hand. I used 2 garlic, 2 celery, 2 carrot, a mix of onion & leek to make 2 cups, 1/2 tsp mustard seed & no potato, bay leaf & a small piece of kombu, salt & pepper. I sauteed the veggies then added the dry split peas (2 1/2 cups) - didn't want to deal w/ cleaning 2 pots. At the end I took a tip from "101cookbooks" split pea recipe. I added lemon juice from about a 1/2 of a lemon (to taste) & that really punched up the flavors. Then to each bowl I sprinkled on some smoked paprika which gave it that wonderful smokey flavor. This was a huge hit among non- veggies!
This recipe is very good. I started with bacon. I got the ingredients first then looked for a recipe and found this one. So I just went with it except for the potato. I sautéed everything in the bacon fat. I Used brown mustard seed instead of powder. It came out so very good. I can't wait to try it again, and will do it exactly as written, and see if it is even better.
This was an excellent soup! I did make a few mistakes, though. I wanted to halve the recipe because I only had 1 3/4 cups split peas, but ended up NOT halving the vegetables by distraction. Still, after eating it, my BF and I thought it was perfect that way, we really liked all the veggies. Also, I completely forgot the vinegar, but we really liked it how it was. So yeah, we will be making it again! I used about 5 cups of water total.