This split pea soup recipe is hearty, a satisfying healthy meal that's full of veggies. A vegan split pea soup that you don't need to blend...
Hi dear, when I was creating this no blender split pea soup recipe, I totally ignored that there is an ocean of split peas soup recipes with celery and carrots out there! This vegan version, however, is a bit different from other soups because it has all the textures and flavors that you'll not find in other split pea soups.
This split pea soup recipe, calls for more chewing than the classic soup variation. We find it really interesting and the soup is more filling. Really, you don't need to blend this vegan split pea soup.
It's also beneficial for your teeth as chewing is important in maintaining strong teeth and jaws.
Moreso, what I love about this vegan split pea recipe is that chewing makes us spend much more time at the dining table, you'll enjoy some extra time with your family or friends at the table.
I don't know if you have ever noticed, the fast you finish your dinner plate, the lesser time you spend with your loved ones at the dining table.
This vegan split soup is a whole dish on its own, you don't need anything else. It has proteins, it's loaded with minerals and dietary fiber, to keep you satiated.
Cooking methods to make split pea soup
This vegan split pea recipe is easy and you've got several options on how to cook it. You can use
- an instant pot
- a slow cooker
- a pressure cooker
- a stovetop
I use a stovetop and still, I reduce the classic cooking time because I normally soak the dry split green peas for at least 6 hours.
If you have some vegetable broth, it will turn this split pea into a very delicious meal. I had made some vegetable broth with pineapple skin (sound funny?), leeks' greens, dried herbs, pepper, and salt…
Is split pea soup healthy for you?
Oh yes, this vegan split soup recipe comes with a couple of health benefits.
- Celery will give you a lot of antioxidants that will help you fight inflammation, skin infections, reduce cholesterol, manage blood pressure and improve digestion as well as manage your weight.
- I chose to add celery just at the end so that you don't lose all the vitamin C, since it's very sensitive to heat.
- They're a good source of minerals like Molybdenum, Copper, Manganese, Folate, Phosphorus, among others
- A very good source of proteins and fiber.
- Additionally, split pea will help in reducing your cholesterol, blood sugar and improve digestion, they're low carb and so will help in losing weight.
- They have Isoflavones, these are phytonutrients that can act like estrogens and can help in reducing the risks of some cancers, eg breast cancer, and prostate cancer.
- One of the best and easily affordable, source of Vitamin A. They also have Biotin, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and C, Molybdenum, Potassium, and fiber.
- Carrots have a high amount of beta- carotene, but they also have other carotenoids.
- In fact, carrots have been associated with reducing Cardiovascular Disease.
- Ever heard of, "eat carrots for your eyes?"
- Improve the health of your eyes by eating carrots regularly.
- In addition, they're also cancer-protective as well as supporting your liver.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are healing, they have been used for ages in different cultures for their healing properties. Add them into your cuisine to perfume your food and to heal your body.
I added a handful of herbs like dry basil, dry chive, fresh mint, and a fresh curry plant.
I also added in this split pea, spices like cumin, mustard seeds, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger, and freshly ground black with white pepper and cayenne pepper, which are anti-inflammatory.
Should I soak split peas?
- You don't necessarily have to soak split peas.
- But to quicken your cooking time especially on stovetop, soaking for at least 6 hours will help.
Prolong the cooking
This vegan split pea recipe is not for adults only, my daughter of 6 yrs, appreciate this recipe when I prolong the cooking time. The extra cooking softens further the split peas, making them less crunchy.
I serve my portion first then I continue the cooking for her sake.
This is to say that if you're serving kids, cooking this split soup recipe for extra minutes will obviously make them enjoy this delicious hearty split pea soup.
You can also blend this soup for small kids, especially those who can't chew.
I hope you'll enjoy this no blender vegan split pea soup with celery. Let me know your opinion on the comments below, and please do share this recipe, thanks.
Much love, Githu.
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No blender split pea soup recipe with celery
- A chopping board
- A sharp knife
- A saucepan
- A wooden cooking spoon
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoons dry chives
- 1 tablespoon dry basil
- 6 clove garlic
- 2 medium onion
- piece fresh ginger root
- piece fresh turmeric root
- 2 tablespoon cold pressed olive oil
- 2 cups soaked dry split green peas (soak for at least 6 hours or overnight)
- 2 medium carrots
- vegetable broth or water
- 1 stalk celery with leaves
- handful fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon mustard seeds sauce
- black pepper
- pinch salt
- cayenne pepper
- Rinse the soaked split peas and drain them
- Clean your veggies.
- In a large saucepan, bring the dry herbs, put on the heat. Heat them at moderate heat
- Chop and mince the onions
- Using a vegetable grator, grate garlic, ginger, and turmeric
- Bring the onions, and the grated ingredients in the saucepan and add 1 tablespoon of oil
- Stir these together, cover, and let them cook at medium heat for about 5 minutes as you stir now again.
- During this time, dice your carrots into small cubes.
- Bring your carrots with rinsed split peas in the saucepan. Mix everything well and cover. Bring the heat at medium-high...
- Let these cook for 6 minutes as you keep on stirring now and then.
- Add a vegetable broth of your choice or water.
- Increase the heat to start the boiling
- When the boiling takes off, bring the heat to medium-high and simmer for 10-15 according to the texture you want
- Meanwhile, chop the celery and get the mint leaves.
- Add the chopped celery, mint leaves, mustard seeds sauce, pepper, cayenne, and salt, in the cooking split peas
- Mix everything well together and cut off the heat. Cover and let the dish cool before serving.
- Just before serving, add the other tablespoon of olive oil.
- Enjoy this comforting meal with your family or friends...
- You can keep the leftovers in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
- Please leave a comment and pin this recipe... kisses.
- Soak your split peas to soften them if you are using a stovetop
- Cooking time may vary, go on your pace
- This vegan split pea is spice and chewy. Blend some if you are serving this soup to kids