Vegan Green Split Pea Soup

Vegan Split Pea Soup

This is the perfect winter meal, it’s hardy, delicious, easy and cheap.   What’s not to love?..  Perfect to make ahead and also great packed lunch. 

This Soup has a great smokey flavor!

Split Pea Soup
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6-8 servings

1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp.  ginger, grated
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tsp. salt
1 bay leaf
2 Tbsp.  Chipotle hot sauce
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. Smoked paprika
1 pound bag green split peas (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup dry white wine
6 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup soy sauce 

Saute diced onion, ginger and garlic in 1/4 cup canola oil until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes on medium heat.  Add  salt, bay leaf, smoked paprika, chili powder, green slip peas saute 4 - 6 more minutes to cook the spices and toast the green split peas.  Deglaze with white wine and saute a few more minutes, pour in vegetable stock bring up to simmer and lower to medium low and cover.   Simmer for an hour, remove lid and continue to cook until peas have broken down and are creamy.  Remove bay leaf. Finish with adding 1/4 soy sauce and stir.  
You can  serve with crusty bread or croutons and  even a dollop of vegan or dairy sour cream. 


*If your making this ahead, it thickens as it sits.  You can add a little water while your reheating to get to the right constancy .

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