Monday, November 15, 2010

Caraway Dill Split Pea Soup Recipe

Split pea soup is probably my all time favorite. It is a blank canvas. Dress it up for dinner with curry, lime and cilantro or keep it humble by adding simple root veggies and few spices; regardless of your mood, the precious pea will be happy to please your palate. ( Unless you are my friend, Regina! hahah )

My go to Split Pea Soup is definitely spiced with chipotle and herbs, but now and then I like to play around with other spices. I created this lovely stew spiked with caraway seeds and dill and filled with cabbage and potatoes. It is delicious and I had it for both lunch and dinner along with some apple and cinnamon.

Caraway Dill Split Pea
1 T evoo
1 t caraway seeds
1 t rosemary
2 t dill
1/2 t rubbed sage
1/2 t coriander
1 large onion, chopped
1 t Tony's Cajun Seasoning
8 cloves garlic
2 t apple cider vinegar
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 large potato, chopped
4 c cabbage, chopped
1 c split peas
1 bay leaf
6 c veggie stock
1 T dijon mustard
1 T pickapepper sauce
1 t apple cider vinegar
2 T soy sauce
1/2 c nutritional yeast
pepper to taste

In a large soup pan add the oil, spices, onion and garlic and Tony's. Bring heat up medium low and caramelize the onions. This will take around 20 minutes. De-glaze with vinegar. Add the carrot, potato, cabbage, peas , bay and veggie stock. Turn heat up to medium hi and bring to a boil. Let soup boil for several  minutes, then turn heat down to low. Cover and simmer for an hour or so. Ad the mustard, vinegar, soy and yeast along with salt/pepper if needed. Let soup sit for 15 minutes before tasting again and adding more soy, salt or pepper.

I know it seems like there are a lot of ingredients.. and there are. You can use what you have on hand and the soup will still be good.

My son is becoming more into vegan foods and less into wanting to eat meat. I'm obviously happy about that. He works out so much during the day and eats a huge amount of food! It helps that his dad has decided to be a vegetarian again. I never cook him meat, but he was eating it at his dads.

I will happily eat soup for several meals in a row, but he needs big, hearty meals. I was originally going to make some black bean enchiladas tomorrow, but I ended up stuffing a HUGE chickpea flatbread with the beans, salasa and queso and making him another quesadilla along with a huge salad.

He said it was OK if I posted a pic of his back! hahah


  1. Dill in pea soup? I like the sounds of that. I saw split peas for sale in the bulk bin at the store I'll have to pick some up to make some yummy pea soup.

  2. split pea soup is so good, i have no idea why it's not on my regular rotation.

    thanks for the remember to stock up, your combination sounds delicious. i also approve of your use of tony's!


  3. Mmmm that looks so so good. Split Peas are one of my favourite things and they are awesome in soup.

  4. This is the gazillionth split pea soup I've seen today and it looks AMAZING!

  5. congrats on your photo spread!

    yummy on the split pea soup. i'm trying your smoky cheese from your last post today!

  6. Congrats on the photo spread and yay for your son!!! :)

    Mm, I love split pea! I need to try your recipe, it sounds soooo good!

  7. I love soup and split pea is one of my favorites too. I LOVE dill, but I never thought of adding it to split pea soup--I can't wait to try it! I think I am going to try making it in my crock pot later this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Congrats on the photos in the magazine--that is so exciting!


  8. The soup looks so good, and I really love split pea soup, but for some reason whenever I try to cook them they never get soft. The last time I tried I thought maybe the peas were too old, so I bought new ones and the same thing happened. Dare I try again?

  9. Andrea, you could try adding a small pinch ( around 1/4 t ) of baking soda to your peas.. also, don't salt them or use any acid (Even though my recipes says different) until they are cooked... but the baking soda should help!