Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Has your week been treating you well so far? Mine has been pretty good. Tomorrow I have to do a presentation at work about what I do, so I'm a little nervous for that... Otherwise- easy,peasy! For dinner tonight, I wanted to make a Vegetarian Split Pea Soup. I used Ina's recipe as the base, cut the recipe down, and used vegetarian vegetable broth in place of the chicken broth.

  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow onions (~2.4 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup medium-diced carrots (~4.2 oz)
  • 1/2 cup medium-diced red boiling potatoes (~2.15 oz)
  • 1/2 pound dried split green peas (I actually ended up only using about 0.4 lb)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
In a 4-quart stockpot on medium heat, saute the onions and garlic with the olive oil, oregano, salt, and pepper until the onions are translucent, 10 to 15 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes, split peas, and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered for 60 minutes, or until all the peas are soft. Stir frequently to keep the solids from burning on the bottom. Taste for salt and pepper.

Prior to blending:

After blending:

For me, this made 3- 1 cup servings. I tried to calculate out the nutritional information and came out with the following (don't hold me to this ;)):~260 calories, 4.2 g fat, 0.9 g sat fat, 22.2 g protein, 16.5 g fiber. It is slightly sweet and very tasty.

Off to teach Attack! Have a wonderful afternoon/evening.


Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner said...

Um that looks delicious! I love that it is vegetarian, I might have to try it out!

Jessica said...

Your soup looks great, girl! And it's such a pretty color, too. :) Have a great time teaching Attack!

Katie said...

Yum! I'm so happy to see a version that doesn't have ham, because it's one of my favorite soups! I love the addition of purple potatoes.

Rose said...

This look so good! I kind of want to make this tonight.

Anonymous said...

The ingredients all sound good, but I just can't ever get past the look of split pea soup. I really should give it a try.

Sarah said...

Ooo yummy! I love pea soup!

*sigh* I just love soup in general, I made it last night, ate leftovers for lunch, and may have the rest or another soup for dinner! I'm almost sad it's getting warm out just because warm soups get shelved until autumn :)

Hope you're having a lovely day!

brandi said...

I'm obsessed with Ina ;) I want to be her best friend!

We made that soup a while ago, and LOVED it.

Angharad said...

I love, love, love split pea soup - so filling and warming! Sadly, I've never made it from scratch! Travesty. Now I have an awesome recipe to try! YUM.

tam said...

Oooooo that looks yummy thick and delish! x

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

looks so good! i love split pea soup but the canned/boxed kinds are SO sodium-laden. thanks for the recipe :)

Molly said...

I've always eaten veg split pea soup out of a can and loved it, but your recipe sounds delicious! Will definitely have to try it!

Britt said...

One of these days I'll attempt split pea soup, yours looks awesome!

Pam said...

Oh...love Ina! Good luck tomorrow..you'll be great! Speak from your heart...it's your passion!


Ashley Lauren said...

Good luck with the presentation!

Great recipe- Ina's a genius and your modifications sound great! Oh, I had a an amazing time in Charleston this weekend- you're so lucky to live there! :)

BroccoliHut said...

Ooh! Great recipe! So much better than the canned kind, I am sure:)

homecookedem said...

That soup is so pretty and I bet it's even tastier!! I love thicker soups like this. Have a great evening! :)

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

I used to always ask for split pea soup at the grocery store. My mom liked getting those add hot water kind. The recipe looks great--thanks for sharing.

vanillasugarblog said...

that much protein eh? never would have known this!

Lauren said...

Yum! Looks wonderful!

Ana said...

Yummy soup!! Today I had to give a a speech in one of my classes, I am always so nervous before presenting, so I know how you feel. No worries you are going to rock that presentation!!

Anonymous said...

I took attack for the first time tonight... holy moly... that is a work out!

Julie said...

love love love love that soup! haha i think its hilarious how you love making soup yet live in a gorgeous weather state. seriously i want soup only when it's like negative 300 degrees out. but i think if i came over i would make you make me soup!

good luck on your presentation!!!! i had to do one today and when in doubt smile and flirt with your listeners hahaha

Anonymous said...

That soup looks soooo good! Perfect with some french bread for dipping : )

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if I've ever had split pea soup.

Mom on the Run said...

My dad loves pea soup. I may have to make him a batch because this looks like a bowl of goodness.

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Can you believe I've never had split pea soup? This looks great! Hope you are having a great week pretty lady :)

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

I love split pea soup! It is so easy to make and super delicious. I usually cook mine for so long that the peas disintegrate and I don't have to blend. :)

Christina said...

i've been looking for a good split pea soup recipe! i love peas! good job and thanks!! see you soooooon!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

oh my mom used to make split pea allthe time but she ruined it with bacon :( yours looks awesome!

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I've actually never had split pea soup--I'd love to try making the vegetarian kind too! Looks good :-) Good luck with your presentation--I'm sure you'll do fab!

Anonymous said...

That looks really good- I love veggie soups that pack in a good amount of protein!

Good luck with the presentation :)

Jessica said...

I've never had split pea soup. maybe because I don't care for peas. The only way I eat them is fresh from the garden when they are really sweet. I don't know why, but they've always been kind of weird to me!

Anonymous said...

I've never had split pea soup, but it sure does look tasty!

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, you read my mind - I was going to try a Split Pea Soup recipe soon since I've never had it before! Definitely going to try this out. Stupid question, though...did you use an immersion blender to blend it all together? It looks so tasty!

Tiffany said...

wow, 22g protein and 16g fiber in one serving?! hot damn that's a nutritional powerhouse soup! even if the numbers are a little off, that's still some great stats. ;) and to think i've never had split pea soup before?? sheesh! haha

good luck with your presentation!

fittingbackin said...

ooh that looks super tasty and filling - thanks for sharing, girl!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Oh my goodness I can't believe we both made split pea soup last night! Ha, I've never made it before so maybe I was channeling you? Yours looks so thick and delicious! Love it.
Enjoy Attack! Have a happy Wednesday girl!

Sophie @ yumventures said...

I've never made split pea soup, but I love this! Looks amazing

Nicci said...

I just had Split Pea Soup for the first time yesterday, at lunch. I loved it and now I can make it at home. Thanks

Susan said...

Erika! I'm sorry I've been off the radar the last couple of days but I wanted to let you know I bookmarked both this recipe and your enchiladas one - they look awesome!

Have a good Wednesday girlie!

Krista said...

I love split pea soup but for some reason I don't eat it very often. Weird, eh???

Hope your presentation went smoothly!!!

Esi said...

Good luck with the presentation (if it hasn't already happened)

Unknown said...

i LOVE split pea soup!! this looks so good and THICK! thats the way I like it :)

Maria said...

Love this soup!

Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA said...

Hi! :-) New reader here. Love your blog! I'm DEF trying your split pea soup recipe! It looks so easy!
Have a FAB day!!!

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

yum! i love pea soup. although i must admit i do enjoy it with ham too, hehe :)

Apples and Butter said...

Love that Ina! Her recipes always turn out great and I'm certain your variations work perfectly as well.

I Run for Fun said...

I love Ina too...especially her delivery...makes my mouth water!

Good luck with your presentation!

bhealthier said...

oh wow- I must make this! i must remember to check back to this post to make it! thanks for sharing!

hope attach went well!

The Blonde Duck said...

I wonder if Ben would eat it.

elise said...

i only recently learned how easy split peas are to cook, and now i want to use them day in and day out...this recipe looks great!

Diana said...

Ah split pea - so classic. I just make it so rarely because I end up having to eat it for like weeks afterward! Your portion is a better idea. :)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

That looks amazing! I don't know why it's never occurred to me to make split pea soup. Sounds like a great recipe:)

B said...

I'm making this soup FORSURE

Bridget said...

Man I've still never had split pea soup!! I think I'd love it actually :) I'll have to bookmark this recipe! Have a great weekend Erica!!

Anonymous said...

YUM! I've been to the original andersen's pea soup restaurant in northern california, it is SO delish :D Have a great weekend Erica!

Anonymous said...

PS just caught up on ur jamaica post, soooo fun!

Anonymous said...

delicious!! my mom makes a great split pea soup!! it is fabulous with crusty bread!!!

hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Hey Erica! That is sooo funny! I totally remember you from high school... I think you did cheerleading with my sister, Beth? I had no idea you had a blog. Chels and I have been doing We are not Martha for a couple years now... definitely putting you on my reader!


Anonymous said...

Would you believe I've never had split pea soup? I should definitely make some to try.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Pam said...

Erica Sweetie...is anyone else having problems viewing your new post..I am...boo hoo!


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