Fat-free Vegan Split Pea and Potato Soup Recipe

Fat-free and vegan pureed split pea soup
Fat-free and vegan pureed split pea soup
  • 2 hrs
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 105 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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A healthy fat-free and vegan recipe for curried split pea and potato soup with carrots and celery. No fat is added (or needed!) in this vegetarian and vegan split pea soup recipe, as there are lots of spices for flavor, including curry, oregano and garlic. It's oil-free, with no vegan margarine or butter needed. 

With just 353 calories per serving and with each serving providing a whopping 21 grams of protein, this is a healthy low-fat and high-protein vegetarian and vegan split-pea soup recipe. Just be sure to watch the serving sizes so that you don't eat more than you intended to, since this green split pea soup is absolutely delicious. 

Want to try making a split pea and potato soup in the crockpot? Here's a similar version of this soup recipe, adjust for crock pot cooking times: Vegetarian Crockpot Split Pea Soup Recipe

Like making simple low-calorie homemade vegetarian soups? Be sure to scroll all the way down for a few more of our favorite healthy and filling vegetarian soup recipes to try. 

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What You'll Need

  • 16 oz green split peas, dried
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

How to Make It

In a large saucepan, combine the green split peas with the water and the chopped onion. Add the garlic powder, oregano, curry powder, salt, pepper and the bay leaf and give it a good stir to combine everything together well. 

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer and allow it to cook, uncovered, for about one hour.

After one hour, stir in the chopped carrots, the chopped potatoes and the celery.

Cover the pot, and allow to simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, for an additional 45 minutes, or until the soup reaches desired thickness. You can add a little more or less liquid as desired.

Remove the bay leaf from the pot and discard.

If you'd like a smooth soup, you can puree the mixture carefully in batches in a blender or food processor or using an immersion blender. Reheat the soup as needed before serving.

This fat-free and vegan split pea and potato soup recipe has been reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.

Nutritional Information:
Makes 6 fat-free servings.
Calories: 353, Calories from Fat: 10
Total Fat: 1.1g, 2% Total Daily Value
Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%
Sodium: 46mg, 10%
Total Carbohydrates: 67.4g, 22%
Dietary Fiber: 23.2g, 93%
Sugars: 9.4g
Protein: 21.0g
Vitamin A 84% RDA, Vitamin C 43%, Calcium 8%, Iron 24%

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 92
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 270 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)