Split Pea Soup

"Soups must be one of the most affordable and easiest recipes in the world, and this Split Pea Soup is no exception. But make no mistake, this meal is uber delicious while still using easy-to-find and low-cost ingredients. The veggies, the herbs, and spices can be found at very convenient prices at most grocery stores. When it comes to dry beans and legumes the best place to buy them is at the bulk bin section of your local store. Give it a try!"
-- @plantbasedonabudget
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Prep time 15mins
Cook time 1hr 10mins
Serves or Makes: 5

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  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 chopped yellow onions
  • 3 diced carrots
  • 1 chopped head of celery with leafy tops
  • 3 large bay leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 salt (or to taste)
  • finely ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups dried split pease, checked carefully for debris and rinsed
  • 8 cups water
  • 6 cubes vegetable bouillon
  • 1/4 cup Italian Parsley roughly chopped, for garnish


  • Step 1

    In a large stockpot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions and cook for 10 minutes.

  • Step 2

    When the onions are tender, add all of the vegetables and spices (everything except the split peas, water, and broth) and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add the split peas, water, and bouillon cubes. Cook covered with a lid on low heat for 35 to 45 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Serve hot, garnished with Italian parsley.

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