Before my family and I started eating a vegan plant-based diet I would make chicken noodle soup during the winter months and my husband would always comment about how loose the soup was even though it was chock full of chicken and veggies. He prefers a thicker based soup so my split pea soup was a hit every time I make it. Interestingly, when I would make this we never considered that we were eating a vegan dish, we were just eating soup and we loved it. Now as vegans, we eat this all the time. The kids have more than one bowl every time. I’m sure your family will love it too.
Because my family of 4 eats 2 bowls of this soup at a time, I’ve learned to make a huge pot. For a small family, I suggest you cut this recipe in half for the first time you make it. Or you can follow my large recipe as is and freeze half of it to eat at another time.
I hate having to use several pots and pans to make one dish so for this recipe you will only need one pot.
2 medium onions chopped
10 celery stalks chopped thinly across
8 carrots, washed, peeled, and chopped thinly across
Two packs of goya yellow split peas
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Ginger
1 Tbsp Mrs Dash
2 tsp thyme (optional)
Adobo (or any seasoning salt)
Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
Heat Olive Oil in a LARGE pot, add chopped onions, garlic powder and a little salt and pepper. Cook onions until they are translucent. Turn heat to medium or about 5. Add 5 cups of water, then add celery, carrots, onions, and split peas. Add Garlic Powder, Ginger, Mrs Dash, thyme, Adobo, Salt, Black Pepper. Let soup boil for 2o minutes then turn the heat to low or about 3. Let the soup cook until the peas melt and become mush. Mix often. The soup will get thicker and thicker so be sure to add water as often as you need until desired looseness. Every time you add water, taste the soup a few minutes later to evaluate the taste. Add more adobo, salt, pepper as needed.
HOW TO EAT
I like to top my soup with red pepper flakes as shown in the picture, but if you don’t like spicy foods, don’t use them. My husband loves eating soup with bread. Instead of bread, I’ve eaten my soup with baked sweet potato but usually I just eat it as is.