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Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Warm Up To A Hearty Soup

Split peas are made by drying, peeling and splitting fresh peas. They have a more hardy taste than the fresh version and are available year-round. Split peas are a great source of protein, especially for vegetarians. They are also rich in vitamin B, iron and other minerals. All of these benefits are packaged with a lot of fiber and very little fat.

Split peas come in yellow and green varieties. I have tried both and a combination of both with split pea soup recipes and they all taste wonderful. Hope you will enjoy this nutritious recipe.


Serve 6


16 oz green split peas

2 large carrots, diced

1 small onion, peeled and diced

1 tbsp olive oil

4 cups water plus a little more

2 slices soy bacon

Lemon juice and sherry

Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine the peas and four cups of water in a 4-quart saucepan.

  • Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered.Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet.

  • Saute the carrots and onions until tender and golden.

  • Add to the peas and simmer for about 1 hour, until peas are tender.

  • Add more water, ½ cup at a time, i

  • f the peas get too dry.While the peas are simmering, cook soy bacon until crisp.

  • Let cool and crumble into small pieces.

  • Add soy bacon to soup.Season to taste with salt, pepper, lemon juice and sherry.


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