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Herbed Split Pea Soup

5 Comments 21 October 2013

Herbed Split Pea Soup

Soup Season is upon us! During the months of October and November I crave creamy soups. And my favorite creamy soups are created with pureed vegetables, so they’re naturally dairy free and extremely healthy. This week I made a split pea soup that was so wonderful that the smell of it turned heads in the lunch room.

What made it so incredible?

Fresh herbs. Mint and basil.


Herbed Split Pea Soup

by Heather


  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots (about 1 c. chopped)
  • 2 inches ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 1/4 c. dried (16 oz package)
  • 7 c. water
  • 1 c. fresh basil, loosely packed
  • 1/4 c. fresh mint, loosely packed
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. sea salt


1. Saute onion and garlic in olive oil in a large soup pot until onions are translucent. Add carrots and ginger and saute 3 more minutes.

2. Rinse peas and remove any debris such as little stones. Add peas and 7 cups of water to the soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmering. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

3. Stir in remaining ingredients until the herbs wilt and puree soup in a or high-powered blender in small batches.

4. Return to soup pot and heat on low for 30 minutes or until ready to serve.

Serves 6-8


Other creamy soups that are perfect for Fall:

And if you’re in the mood for something raw:

Readers, dish!

  • What’s your favorite kind of creamy soup?
  • What do you crave in the Fall?
  • Do you make split pea soup? If so, what’s your secret ingredient?

This post was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays and Wellness Weekends.

Your Comments

5 Comments so far

  1. I bet this soup is amazing, Heather! I adore spit pea soup and while I’m not much for mint in savory recipes, I know I could leave it out and be thrilled with the results. I love that you had everyone in the lunchroom looking at you! 😉


  2. Luke says:

    This soup looks great. We make something similar in our house, but not with ginger. That addition sounds like a good one!

  3. Mmmm this soup sounds super delicious =) I have to wait for it to be a wee bit colder to make soup, but I look forward to trying it out!
    I think my favourite creamy soup is butternut squash.

  4. amber says:

    Split pea is one of my favorites!!! This recipe looks great, Heather. It’s finally cooling down here in Northern California. :-)



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