Thursday, April 25, 2013

Easy Vegetarian Spilt Pea Soup for the crock pot

Okay, so I know this probably doesn't look like the most appealing soup, but trust me it is full of flavor!
My very good friend Colleen passed this recipe on to me some time ago, and I have made it a number of times.  I even served it to dear friends and they loved it!  I will make this often on a Sunday afternoon, and then Katie and I will take it to lunch during the week.
It is so easy to throw all the ingredients into the crock pot and then let it do it's thing.
If you like spilt pea soup you will definitely like this recipe.

Easy Vegetarian Spilt Pea Soup for the Crock Pot

1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried green split peas, rinsed
2 cups baby carrots
1 medium chopped onion
2 - 3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
1 tbsp. seasoned salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
6 cups of hot water

Layer ingredients in the crock pot in the order given; pour in water. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft. Remove bay leaf. Mash peas with a potato masher to desired consistency or cool and process in the blender.  Serve garnished with croutons if desired. 

Source: Adapted from Colleen S. via Southern food
This recipe has been shared with Walking on Sunshine


  1. I love split pea soup! I think it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday Crock Pot Party! Cindy

  2. Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Your recipe was voted #2 and will be featured on Daily Dish Magazine tomorrow!