Prep Time: 
9 hours prep time + 4 hours soak time for peas
Number of Servings: 
serves 4

Ingredients

  • 16 oz dried green split peas, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 2 leeks, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes and vegan sour cream, optional

Directions

  1. Soak peas in water that covers them completely by about 1 inch for 4 hours. Drain.
  2. Add drained peas and all other ingredients to a 4-quart cooker.
  3. Turn heat to Low and cook for 8 hours.
  4. Let soup cool slightly. Remove bay leaf. Process soup in batches in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  5. Garnish with red pepper flakes and sour cream, if desired.
Nutrition Info: 

149 Calories, 8 g Protein, 29 g Carbohydrates, 9 g Fiber, 1 g Total fat, 407 mg Sodium, ★★★★★ Vitamin A, C, K, ★★ Vitamin B1 (thiamine), B6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc

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