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Home-style Vegan Split Pea Soup

When the weather gets cold, I crave hearty meals-in-a-bowl like homestyle split pea soup. For time and convenience, you can’t beat hearty soups that deliver a lot of flavor and make your insides feel cozy and soothed.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: meatless
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 331kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson



  • In a large soup pot, add organic canola oil and bring to a medium heat. Sauté garlic, carrots, celery and onion for about five minutes, until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the water and bouillon cube to the pot.
  • Put the split peas and barley into the soup pot along with the coriander, basil, and thyme. Bring to a simmer. Once it is simmering, reduce the heat to low, stir, and cover with lid.
  • Keep the soup covered and cooking for 60 minutes. Depending on the age of your split peas, the seal of your pot, and the heat of the low setting on the stove, the soup may be done anywhere between 60-90 minutes. The soup is done when the split peas are soft, mushy, and falling apart. If it looks like you'll run out of liquid before the split peas are totally softened, add more water as necessary and adjust spices accordingly.
  • When finished, add smoked salt, and salt and pepper to taste.



This soup is lovely on its own or topped with your favorite veggie bacon.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 914mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5205IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 4.1mg