Almost Famous Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup {Vegetarian Style}

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is “almost famous.” This slow cooker vegetarian split pea soup is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl pea soup. This slow cooker pea soup is not only vegetarian but also dairy free.

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant's this version is vegetarian, and dairy free. As a bonus, it is made in the slow cooker.

 

Birthday

My birthday is coming up in 2 weeks. I can not believe I am going to be 41. I know I do not look my age.

 

I have been told I look younger than 41. I have no wrinkles or gray hair. I tell everyone it is because I am divorced and I have no children.

 

The truth is I inherited that from my dad. He is 68 and he does not look his age at all. What is funny, when I was younger, I looked older.

 

At 10 I looked 13, at 13 I looked 16, at 16 I looked 21. When did I start looking younger? I am not sure, I think it may have been when I hit 30.  In a way, I never looked the number I was turning on my birthday.

 

 

Gifts to me

Since my birthday is approaching, I did treat myself to a birthday gift, well 2 gifts. One is I am getting an iPhone 7! My cell phone contract is up and I just happen to qualify for a change for the latest phone and it is being delivered around my birthday.

 

The other is, a friend talked me into downloading this app called Wish. They had a nice lightbox and the reviews said it is really nice for products. So for the price, which was really cheap, I decided I want to get it and it takes my photos to the next level. I am always about improving myself, this could help me improve in photography.

 

 

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup Recipe

I love watching the Travel channel. On a show they had, they showcased a place in California that was famous for an endless bowl of split pea soup. I admit have I never had split pea soup before that.

 

This vegetarian split pea soup looked so good on the show. I decided I want to try split pea soup. So I made the pea soup recipe that is on the back of the split pea bag and found out I liked it.

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant's this version is vegetarian, and dairy free. As a bonus, it is made in the slow cooker.

 

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

The restaurant, Pea Soup Anderson actually serves a vegetarian version of pea soup. There is no ham or a ham bone used in the soup. Personally, I like the vegetarian version better.

 

The restaurant does offer toppings for people to add to the bottomless bowls of split pea soup. In a way, doing pea soup with toppings is a great idea. That way can appeal to all taste buds.

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant's this version is vegetarian, and dairy free. As a bonus, it is made in the slow cooker.

 

 

How To Make Pea Soup

I also know many people use water to make the pea soup broth. Chicken stock is an option which I do feel adds more flavor to the soup, but I wanted to keep this soup true to vegetarian.  So I use vegetable broth.

 

The vegetable broth does add the flavoring that I love in this vegetarian pea soup recipe. I think personally what makes this slow cooker vegetarian split pea soup is my secret ingredient, thanks to a really good friend of mine who introduced me to this secret ingredient.

 

 

Split Pea Soup In Slow Cooker Secret Ingredient

This secret ingredient? Vegeta! It is this Croation spice, she is from Poland and uses Vegeta in everything.

 

She gave me some to try and I come to find out, this spice really seasons everything perfectly. It makes this vegetarian pea soup recipe really good. I use it instead of salt and love it!

 

In all honesty, if you need an all-purpose seasoning, get Vegeta. It is that good, Vegeta must-have have spice!

 

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant's this version is vegetarian, and dairy free.

 

 

Nutribullet Pea Soup

At one point, you do have to puree the soup. I usually use my immersion blender to do that, but truth be told I just got a Nutribullet. This really purees the vegetarian split pea soup really nicely.

 

In my opinion, it is the puree part of the split pea soup that is the hardest thing to do. It is that easy when split pea soup made in the slow cooker and you use the Nutribullet. Of course, I love making soups in the slow cooker. It is my go-to weekend cooking tool.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This vegetarian version recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version

 

 

Slow Cooker Soups

With Fall being here now, I will be using the slow cooker more. I will be making more soups, like this Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup in it. Besides this split pea soup being vegetarian, it is also dairy free.

 

Which is nice because it is a thick soup. Thick soups just warm you up on the chilly Autumn days. Enjoy a nice bowl of this vegetarian split pea soup recipe.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is "almost famous". This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant's this version is vegetarian, and dairy free. As a bonus, it is made in the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup


  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 0:10
  • Cook Time: 6:00
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Soup

Description

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup is “almost famous”. This recipe is based on Pea Soup Andersens famous endless bowl version in Buellton, California. Like the restaurant’s this version is vegetarian, and dairy free. As a bonus, it is made in the slow cooker. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 8 cups vegetable stock or chicken
  • 1 stalk celery coarsely chopped
  • 1 large carrot peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Vegeta
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Sort the peas in a mesh strainer, removing any stones or impurities. Rinse them clean.
  • Combine the peas, celery, carrot, onion, thyme, Vegeta and cayenne in slow cooker and cover 8 cups of stock.
  • Place the bay leaf on top, place the lid on the slow cooker and cook it on low for about 4 hours till the peas are soft.
  • Strain the peas, carrots, celery, and onions out the soup and puree it. You can just use an immersion blender if you do not want to strain out the vegetables.
  • Once the pea mixture is pureed, add back to the stock and give a nice stir till all incorporated.
  • Continue letting it heat up in the slow cooker for another 1/2 hour.
  • Ladle some the soup into a bowl, then ENJOY!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 186kcal
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Sodium: 698mg
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Protein: 12g
  • Cholesterol: 0
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21 Comments
  • Sues
    August 15, 2017

    Happy almost birthday!! It sounds like your celebrating is off to a great start 🙂 I love the color of this soup!

  • Jessica Hughes
    August 15, 2017

    I’m so excited for fall and cooler weather because I too love making soups in the slow cooker. It is such a time saver and really helps with meal planning. Your split pea soup looks delicious and I really like that it is a vegetarian version without the ham or hambone.

  • Happy (almost) Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous day! I can’t wait for cooler weather so I can try this soup!

  • Jagruti
    August 15, 2017

    Very healthy and delicious looking soup

  • Calleigh - TheForkBite
    August 15, 2017

    Yay! I just got my instant pot yesterday and this split pea soup will be included on my list. Advance Happy Birthday to you.

  • Ashley - Forking Up
    August 15, 2017

    I feel like I was one of the few kids who actually really loved this soup. I haven’t had it since I was little but I’ll have to try again!

  • Adriana Lopez
    August 15, 2017

    I enjoy split pea a lot I make it at home somewhat regularly during the fall. I do not blend it just serve it whole and chunky and season with ham, that is the way my family likes it =)

  • Pam
    August 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday and I’m glad you inherited some good genes from your Dad! This soup looks pretty good and I’m glad that there is a vegetarian version. I’ll have to try it. 🙂

  • Stephanie
    August 15, 2017

    Happy Birthday! This looks like such a healthy soup. Maybe too healthy for me 😉 I wonder if I could get my kids to eat it….

  • The Wanderer
    August 16, 2017

    First of all, happy birthday in advance. Also, grear receipe will try it at home.

  • Mayuri
    August 16, 2017

    This soup looks dee-licious to me! I am going to pin this recipe to try it later. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cynthia
    August 16, 2017

    Happy birthday! You definitely don’t look your age, so lucky. I’m 39 and have my hair full of gray hairs, what a struggle! I’ve never tried split pea soup, but I take every opportunity to use my slow cooker, love it!

  • sonali jain
    August 16, 2017

    Happy birthday : ) This soup is such a time saver and really helps with meal planning. Your split pea soup looks delicious and yummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Audrey Marie
    August 16, 2017

    Love my nutribullet! I use it for smoothies, but using it to make soup is genius. I’ve never tried split pea soup but this sounds really nice and perfect for the fast appraoching fall weather.

  • maria
    August 16, 2017

    Happy birthday! This recipe looks really delicious. My mother-in-law make split pea soup but I tell you it doesn’t look like that LOL. I must say that it does look like a recipe that’s simple and easy to make which I love and I definitely can’t wait to try once the fall gets here.

  • Carol Cassara
    August 17, 2017

    That’s so lovely! There’s plenty to look forward to especially with your birthday coming up! I’m sure this soup tastes amazing and I can’t wait to make it!

  • Candy Rachelle
    August 17, 2017

    I could never eat this because I hate beans! I don’t know why but I have never liked them…even as a kid. But I’m sure there are loads of people who would LOVE this recipe!

    • Adam J. Holland
      August 19, 2017

      Candy, with all due respect, peas are not beans. Before knocking this recipe publicly, perhaps you should try it.

  • Elena
    August 17, 2017

    I am not such a fan of soups but I love peas and this looks really delicious. I have to try it.

  • Adam J. Holland
    August 19, 2017

    First, this recipe looks divine. We own a bullet blender but this one deserves the big blender. Thanks for this recipe and Happy Birthday! 🙂

  • Olivia
    March 31, 2018

    This soup sounds so good!!! I love that vegetarian!