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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Vegetarian Split Pea Soup recipe? Learn how to make Vegetarian Split Pea Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ahimala

Makes 4 servings



Delicious vegetarian's alternative to the classic split pea soup.

Recipe Ingredients for Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 large onions, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups dried green peas
5 cups water
1 oz lemon juice
1 dash paprika

Recipe Directions for Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

  1. Add olive oil to a big pot over med-high heat.

  2. Stir in onions and salt and cook until the onions soften, just a minute or two. Add the split peas and water.

  3. Bring to a boil, dial down the heat, and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the peas are cooked through (but still a touch al dente).

  4. Using a large cup or mug ladle half of the soup into a bowl and set aside. Using a hand blender (or regular blender) puree the soup that is still remaining in the pot.

  5. Stir the reserved (still chunky) soup back into the puree - you should have a soup that is nicely textured. If you need to thin the soup out with more water (or stock) do so a bit at a time.

  6. Stir in the lemon juice and taste. If the soup needs more salt, add more a bit at a time until the flavor of the soup really pops.

  7. Ladle into bowls or cups, and serve each drizzled with olive oil and topped with a good pinch of smoked paprika and a touch of lemon zest.

Categories

Vegetables, Main Dish, Soup, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 455.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
122
Calories from Fat
33
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.7g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
303mg
13%
Potassium
295mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
18.7g
6%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
7.4g
Protein
4.6g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 62%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • High in sugar
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