I have always loved split pea soup and this version adds a few more spices than the normal, somewhat bland, version.
Try serving it with a generous portion of crusty french bread or alongside a kale salad. Green + Green helps keep you healthy!
If you want an even hardier soup, try adding a large, diced potato with the split peas or 1/4 cup pearled barley during the last 25 to 35 minutes of cooking. (You may need to add some additional veggie broth if the soup is too thick.)
Healthy Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0.5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrates 40g
Dietary Fiber 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
My heritage is half French. In addition to croissants (which I am desperately trying to come up with a veganized version) and wine, I love Split Pea Soup. I fondly remember my dad putting on his best puppy-dog-eye face and asked my mom to please make him some Split Pea Soup and Johnny Cake (otherwise known as cornbread).
Of course, my mom would use a ham bone or bacon, which in my recipe I opt for some Hickory Flavored Liquid Smoke.