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Vegetarian split pea soup recipe

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 69 minutes
  • Total Time: 79 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


While this vegetarian split pea soup is delicious straight from the stove top, it’s even better as left overs. Make a batch and freeze, or enjoy as a cozy family dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, halved, washed well, and thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and cut into thin rounds
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup dried green split peas (about 12 oz.)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme, plus more for serving
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 46 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • For garnishing: paprika, sliced green onions, fresh thyme


  1. Sauté the leek, onion, carrot, and celery in 2 tbs avocado oil. Season with salt and pepper and stir occasionally, until the vegetables are softened, about 8 minutes.  Add the garlic and sauté for 45 more seconds.
  2. Add fresh thyme, bay leaves, vegetable broth and green split peas. Cover and reduce heat to low for 1 hour (or until split peas are soft and partially broken down).
  3. Serve with paprika, green onions, salt & pepper.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Cooking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: split pea soup, vegetarian split pea soup