Vegan Split Pea Soup with Liquid Smoke

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Split pea soup always looked unappetizing and like sludge to me.

Vegan Split Pea Soup with Liquid Smoke | www.alldayieat.com

It has a distinct smell and taste. Plus it makes you fart.

If you don’t fart after eating split pea soup, you must be a machine. And, people probably envy you.

Since you are probably a human, please don’t let that deter you from this recipe.

Just say excuse me.

And if I still have your attention, let me tell you about this soup!

When I originally found this recipe, I was a bit skeptical about using liquid smoke in place of a ham hock.

But it actually worked! After tasting it, I was pleasantly surprised!

Vegan Split Pea Soup with Liquid Smoke | www.alldayieat.com

 

Liquid Smoke

Vegan Split Pea Soup with Liquid Smoke | www.alldayieat.com

I have 3 bottles of liquid smoke. I bought these when I was in my beef jerky production craze.

Yes, I thought I was going to make a lot but I didn’t.

It’s difficult for me to eat jerky for an extended period of time.

The same thing happened to me with heirloom beans, rice, and honey.

I’ve decided that decreasing my inventory needs to be a priority of mine.

For this soup, I used the hickory flavor. You would be hard pressed to tell me that it wasn’t made without meat.

The liquid smoke imparts all the smoke flavor you would obtain from a smoked meat but without the meat!

Vegans! are you with me?

Let’s do this- Put your hands up in the air! Put your hands up in the air!

 

Okay. Now I’ve calmed down a little bit.

I will say in summary, I was really happy with how this turned out. The soup was thick, healthy, and filling.

Even better, putting this together required minimal effort. Chopping the veggies was the most difficult part.

I also didn’t think a vegan split pea soup would taste so close to the real thing.

So if you are looking for a meat free split pea soup, I hope you get a chance to try this.

I now need to do a little more research to see what other kinds of foods I can use liquid smoke in, aside from this soup and jerky.

If you have any ideas, please send them my way!

 

Don’t like spit peas? Perhaps one of my other soup recipes can fill you up instead!

Vegan Roasted Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup with Butter, Red Onion, and Basil

Tomato Soup with Fennel and Thyme

Turkey, Kale, and White Bean Soup with Herbes de Provence

Simple Kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) Soup

 

 

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Cuisine New American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course side
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 70 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, combine all the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 70 minutes or until peas are tender, stir at least once or twice.
  2. Once the peas have cooked through, use an immersion blender to puree the soup to your desired consistency.
  3. Garnish with green onions and serve!
Recipe Notes

When I pureed the soup, I left about half of the peas intact because I like the different textures and bite the peas provide. I do the same thing when I make lentil soup.

 

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9 thoughts on “Vegan Split Pea Soup with Liquid Smoke

  • January 17, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    I’m a vegetarian. I eat lots of soups. Split pea is one of many. As it happens, I haven’t tried the liquid smoke. I did notice a few bottles in the cabinet from before liberating my digestive tract to a vegetarian lifestyle. Yes, I fart. There are times when I wish I was a machine. Tonight, it’s black beans. If you happen to know of a button I can push after eating a bowl of these, please let me know. Ugh!!!

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    • January 18, 2017 at 10:22 pm
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      Jen appreciate the honesty there! black beans sound good, I think i should make some of those too. you know there is a Mexican herb called epazote that I read is used in Mexican bean dishes that helps to reduce the side effects. I’m going to buy some and see how it tastes. I’m sure it works !

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      • January 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm
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        Oh yeah! Thanks for the heads up. I will look this herb up, and buy/try too. Quite frankly, I’m feeling a modicum of relief just knowing it exists. You’re a pal. Happy New Year…each and every day!!!

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        • January 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm
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          you’re welcome ! you too 😀

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      • January 18, 2017 at 10:47 pm
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        Patrick, I just did a one-click through Amazon. The reviews say there are some sticks to deal with, but I have a plan to grind them up…yippy!

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    • January 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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      Hi Elizabeth, I used about 1/2 teaspoon. After adding it, I’d recommend giving the soup a taste before you finish it. If you want a stronger flavor you may be able to add 1/4 tsp. more. I didn’t want to over power the other flavors so I was good with 1/2 tsp. if you try this, let me know how it goes !:)

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