Split Pea and Green Pea Soup with Fresh Mint

March 10, 2014

sSplit pea and green pea soup

If you want to put a different spin on traditional vegan pea soup definitely try this split pea green pea combo.

It is delicious, inexpensive and plant-based healthy. Did you know that green peas are extremely low in fat and a mega source of vitamin K, manganese, fiber, B1, copper, folate, phosphorus and vitamin C?

Green peas also contain a unique assortment of health-protective phytonutrients that can lower the risk of stomach ailments.

Wow! What more could you ask for in a yummy soup?

If you love peas as much as I do, you will probably enjoy this Sugar Snap Peas with Mint, Lemon & Pistachios and my Green Minestrone Soup with Crushed Pine Nuts.

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Hope you enjoy this plant-based, easy vegan pea soup as much as I did. Wishing you a compassionate and peaceful day.

Split Pea and Green Vegan Pea Soup with Fresh Mint

Split Pea and Green Pea Soup with Fresh Mint
 
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Yummy and simple to make
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ cup vegetable broth for sautéing
  • 2 leeks, chopped about 2 cups (white and pale green parts only)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1½ cups green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 5 cups of vegetable broth (or more if needed)
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped (or more to taste)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped (for topping - optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the ½ cup of vegetable broth in a large non-stick pot over medium-high heat. Add leek and bay leaf. Saute until leek wilts, about 3 minutes. If leek is sticking, add a little more veggie broth, Add split peas, salt & pepper and stir. Add 4 cups of veggie broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until split peas are tender, about 30 minutes or more.
  2. Add frozen peas and another cup of broth if needed. Bring to boil and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add mint and parsley. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Transfer approximately half of the soup to a blender. Puree until smooth. Return puree to soup.
  6. Taste and season.
  7. Serve in large bowls with a spinkle of fresh chopped chives.

 



4 thoughts on “Split Pea and Green Pea Soup with Fresh Mint

  1. Not all olive oils are made equal . Always buy cold pressed organic in amber glass only and stay away from the commercial brands. Holistic Chef Barry Use sparingly and never cook with it as this is a very unstable condiment that creates free radical damage inside the body when the oil is heated . Use it after cooking only.

    1. Hi Carol – Thanks for the heads up – you are right I said basil instead of mint. Thanks for pointing it out and sorry for the inconvenience. Nancy

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