Surprisingly Good Split Pea Soup

Charlotte Wilken, Staff Writer

As someone who loves to cook, I know how hard it can be to find the perfect recipe. The one website that has never failed me is Minimalist Baker. That said, I decided to try their new split pea soup recipe, which is found here. I had never had split pea soup before I made this, but I ended up really enjoying it. It was a warm and comforting meal, perfect for the middle of winter! Not only did it taste exceptional, but it seemed to hit all the areas that make up a nutritious meal.

The great thing about this soup is how many people can eat it! It is vegan, gluten free, and does not have any refined sugars, which is amazing! This is something that is very nice about Minimalist Baker in general. The website caters to many different diets and if it does not fit your diet, they usually suggest substitutes so that it can! I personally eat vegan most of the time, so I always try to look for a solid protein source when I cook a meal. This soup, however, did only have about 6 grams of protein per serving, which seems quite low to me.

Something else notable about this soup is the simplicity of it. The recipe includes both stovetop and instant pot directions and both are very easy to follow. No matter which method you decide to use, it is a one-pot recipe which, sure, does not affect how it tastes, but does mean fewer dirty dishes. There are also few ingredients and hardly any chopping or prep work, so it really ends up being quite an easy soup to make.

Overall, I really liked this recipe and would definitely make it again. The simplicity of it was one of the best things about it because it can be made so easily and in a very timely manner. The different diets it caters to also makes it a recipe many people can eat, which is great. The only downside I found was the small amount of protein it had. That could, however, be fixed by having some more protein on the side.