Budget Recipe: Vegan Split Pea Soup

Having been a fan of traditional split pea soup since I was a child, Iíve been on the lookout for an easy vegan split pea soup recipe for a while now. Iíve found several that were a bit longer on ingredients, but I wanted something easier. So I decided to create my own version.

Itís good cheap food for those going vegan on a budget. Itís even affordable when you use organic ingredients almost exclusively. How cool is that?

What you need:

To make this vegan split pea soup, youíll need organic green split peas, organic carrots, organic onions, organic vegetable broth, water and your favorite flavor of Liquid Smoke.

What you do:

In a large slow cooker, combine peeled chopped carrots and onions with dried split peas, vegetable broth and 1-2 quarts of water. Heat on high for 4-6 hours or until split peas are broken down into the thick broth pea soup is known for.

Serving suggestions:

This recipe is easily dressed up with fun vegan soup garnishes such as Bacos, chopped scallions or oyster crackers. Freshly ground sea salt and black pepper and a squeeze of lemon wedge are also nice affordable additions. You can also pair this vegan split pea soup with whole-grain dinner rolls or homemade low fat baking mix biscuits.

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  1. Hello. I really want to make this, especially since it uses a slow cooker, but you don’t have the amounts of things like split peas and veggie broth that you need. Would you mind posting all the amounts of all the ingredients? Thanks! I look forward to making this. I can taste it already.

  2. Hi Jillian,

    To be honest, I normally do include all of the amounts but had left them off this time for effect. Why? This really is one of those recipes that you can just “eyeball” and flex to go with what you have. For the average batch though, you’ll need just one bag of split peas, a quart or so of veggie stock plus extra water to get your desired thickness of soup, a handfull of carrots and one -two onions depending on how big they are. If you only have three carrots say, you can still do it. It’s really that kind of recipe. You can flex it to feed a crowd and use more bags of split peas and water in a larger stock pot, or scale it down for 4-6 and freeze the extras if you are single. Glad you’re interested in trying it. It’s one of our favorites and truly one of the most inexpensive recipes we use.

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