Crock Pot Vegetarian Split Pea Soup (Vegan)

Vegetarian split pea soup
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  • 4 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 4 hrs
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Need a meat-free and fat-free split pea soup recipe? Although many split pea soup recipes use ham for added flavor, this vegetarian and vegan split pea soup packs in the spices, including thyme, sage and bay leaves for a lower fat and cholesterol version of classic split pea soup. As an added bonus, with all those herbs and spices, you'll find that you need very little salt to add the flavor, making this a good vegetarian choice for those on a low-salt or reduced-salt diet too (though check your bouillon cubes, as those can be high in sodium).

Soup is always an easy choice to make in a crockpot. With no added oil, this soup is fat-free and very low-calorie, with less than 250 calories per serving. If you think that's awesome, you might also want to check out these 8 fat-free and vegan soup recipes.

Need it to be gluten-free? Omit the bouillon cubes and use a gluten-free vegetable broth.

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See also: More fat-free vegan soup recipes

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 8 cups water or
  • vegetable broth
  • vegetarian bouillon cubes
  • 2 potatoes, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped (optional)
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

Combine all the ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker and stir well to combine.

Cover and cook on low for at least 4 hours, or until the green split peas are soft.

Remove the bay leaves before serving and adjust seasonings to taste. 

Makes 8 servings of soup.

Nutritional information, per serving (from Calorie Count):
Calories: 224
Total Fat: 1.0g, Trans Fat: 0.0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 59mg
Total Carbohydrates: 41.8g
Dietary Fiber: 14.7g
Protein: 13.7g
Vitamin A 53%, Vitamin C 23%, Calcium 6%, Iron 16%

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