Split Pea Soup and Beer Bread

Posted on: November 17th, 2010 by missycoppage 2 Comments


Split Pea Soup

Another soup for you.  I have been really enjoying doing these soups.  I make a big pot and it lasts us both for lunch the whole week.  This one is really hearty and filling and would be really delicious on a cold day (if we could ever get one here in LA).  The beer bread is a delicious accompaniment for the soup.  I got the recipe for the bread from my favorite vegan food site happyherbivore.com.

Split Pea Soup and Beer Bread

Split Pea Soup
Serves 8
1 Large Onion
2 Cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic
4 Carrots, diced
2 Cups dried Split Peas, checked for debris and rinsed
8 Cups Water
3 Medium Potatoes, chopped
1 Large Bay Leaf
1 tsp dried Basil
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
1-2 tsp Liquid Smoke
Sea Salt and Black Pepper to taste
Olive Oil for sautéing

*Lightly spray or drizzle the bottom of large pot with Olive oil.  Saute’ the onions for about 5 minutes.
*Add the garlic and carrots, cook about 2 more minutes
*Add the peas and water.
*Next stir in the potatoes, bay leaf, and seasonings.
*Bring to a boil, cover, and cook over low heat for 1.5 – 2 hours

Vegan Beer Bread

Makes 1 loaf

3 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 Tbsp Raw Sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
1 Bottle (12 oz) Stout Beer
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees
*Grease a bread pan
*Combine dry ingredients in a medium bowl
*Pour in beer and mix well until dough forms, use hands to finish combining
*Transfer dough to bread pan and press down firmly to shape of pan
*Bake 1 hour

2 Responses

  1. Erica McCreedy says:

    This recipe was great! Every year during winter my mom would make a split pea soup. It was such a vital family tradition. A few days ago she got the flu, so I decided to make this for her to lift her spirits a bit. She was really suspicious since she has always used ham hocks for her version, but she loved the veggie one. I added 4 cups vegetable broth and 4 cups water instead of 8 cups of water, but this was a fantastic soup to make, and I loved the beer bread. Thanks for posting this recipe!

  2. Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) says:

    thanks for trying my beer bread recipe! I bet it went perfect with your heathy split pea soup!!

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