Split peas are cheap and also packed with protein and calcium. So ideal for any kind of vegan soup, stew or supper. Whereas green peas are eaten fresh, split peas are the mature pods, which are harvested after split and dried, after removing the husk. They are creamy to taste, and especially popular in Indian cuisine. Store them in an airtight container, in a cool dark place.
This filling bowl of split pea soup (The Veg Space) is very nutritious, also contains a tangy lemon taste. Cheap and easy to make, you can batch-cook this protein-rich dish, and blend it to your liking. It also contains fresh ginger, for a spicy bite.
One group of nutrients that split peas are rich in are the B vitamins. These are great for vegans and especially good for your nerves. If you’re naturally a bit jittery or depressed, try eating more foods with B vitamins, and combined they can help to settle your nerves and emotions. People with extreme issues (like alcoholism) often are very depleted in B vitamins, so this soup would make a lovely comforting treat for someone on their recovery to wellness and sobriety.
Vegan Split Pea Soup with Mushrooms (Crowded Kitchen) is topped with crispy fried mushroom ‘bacon’ for a nutritious and family-friendly comforting soup.