Megan's Vegan Split Pea Soup


Vegan split pea soup is made with simple and budget-friendly vegetarian ingredients. This low calorie, easy-to-make soup is a hearty bowl of comfort and health!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped

  • 1 cup peeled and chopped carrots

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 6 cups gluten-free vegetable broth, divided

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 cups dried split peas

  • ½ large sweet potato, cubed

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 green onion, chopped, or to taste


  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and a splash of vegetable broth. Cook and stir until vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir garlic, oregano, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, and black pepper into the vegetable mixture. Saute until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining broth, split peas, sweet potato, and bay leaf. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, until split peas begin to soften and pop, about 45 minutes.

  3. Transfer 1/2 the soup into a blender; puree until smooth. Pour back into the pot and stir well. Pour soup into serving bowls and garnish with green onion.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
2g Fat
62g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 558mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 22%
Dietary Fiber 22g 77%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 49mg 247%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1066mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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