Spicy split pea soup recipe - Vegan and Gluten Free
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Spicy Split Pea Soup

Here is the recipe for our family favorite spicy split pea soup. This easy recipe can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main course. 
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 8 carrots (chopped)
  • 2-3 carrots (whole)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 6 cups veggie Broth
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 16 ounce package of green split peas (Use more if you like a very thick soup) Also make sure to rinse your split peas in a metal strainer prior to using.
  • 1.5 tsp sea salt (this is an estimate, always salt to taste)
  • 1 tsp Fresh ground pepper (More to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp-tbsp red pepper flakes (Depending on your taste)

Instructions

  • Saute the onion and chopped carrots in oil over a medium high heat for 5 minutes (I add 1/2 tsp of sea salt at this point)
  • Add in the garlic and saute for another minute 
  • Add in the potatoes and saute for about 3-5 minutes
  • Add in the veggie broth, water, ground pepper and about 1/2 tsp of sea salt
  • Bring everything to a boil
  • Add in the split peas and stir
  • Add in the whole carrots
  • Bring everything to a simmer for about 45-60 minutes. If the soup seems too thick, you can always add in extra broth at the end and bring back to a simmer. I prefer a thicker soup, but its delicious either way! 
  • Add more sea salt and ground pepper to taste. 
  • Stir in red pepper flakes (Optional)
  • Top with more red pepper flakes and fresh ground pepper
  • Enjoy!