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Simple & Spectacular Split Pea Soup Recipe

This thick, satisfying soup offers classic smoky split pea flavor and texture via the addition of liquid smoke. And since split peas are naturally high in protein, there’s no ham required!

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Vegan Simple & Spectacular Split Pea Soup

This satisfying soup offers classic smoky split pea flavor and texture and this version is vegan since the split peas are naturally high in protein!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Soaking Time5 hrs
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 416kcal
Author: Ricki Heller


  • 2 pounds dried split peas I used green, but yellow are fine, too
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or stock
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 celery stalks diced
  • 3 medium or 2 large carrots diced
  • 6 sundried tomatoes diced
  • ½-1 teaspoon liquid smoke see note
  • Kosher or fine sea salt to taste


  • Rinse the peas and place them in a large pot covered with filtered water. Soak the peas for 4-6 hours, then drain, rinse, and drain again. Return them to the pot and add the broth and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Once the soup is boiling, reduce the heat to low. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the peas are soft and begin to break up, and the soup has reached the desired thickness, about 90 minutes. (I like mine quite thick; if you prefer a lighter soup, add more broth or water as it cooks down). This soup also works well in the slow cooker set on low for 8-10 hours. Can be frozen.


Liquid smoke can be purchased in most grocery stores. If you can’t find it or prefer not to use it, you can substitute 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika instead.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Simple & Spectacular Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 416 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 760mg32%
Potassium 1283mg37%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 30g120%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 4425IU89%
Vitamin C 5.5mg7%
Calcium 86mg9%
Iron 5.3mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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