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Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup With Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon [Vegan]

In this recipe, split peas and potatoes are cooked in a savory broth, then served with crunchy homemade croutons and smoky coconut bacon. This soup is filling, stick-to-your-ribs, chock full of protein, fiber, and full of flavor. What could be better than throwing a bunch of ingredients into one pot and returning to a perfectly cooked soup?

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup With Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon [Vegan]

This Recipe is :

Dairy FreeVegan


For the Soup:

  • 2 teaspoons of olive or coconut oil
  • 1 small potato or sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 1 very small yellow onion chopped or half a medium onion (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup of dry split peas, rinsed and picked over
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Coconut bacon

For the Croutons:

  • 1-2 slices of lightly toasted bread (gluten-free or whole grain)
  • Olive oil
  • A few dashes of garlic powder
  • A few dashes of salt


To Make the Soup:

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a skillet. Add the carrot, onion, potato, and cook for about 3 minutes.
  2. Transfer the vegetables to a small slow cooker and add stock and spices. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. If possible, stir once or twice during the process. Taste and adjust salt or spices.
  3. Serve with coconut bacon and homemade croutons

To Make the Croutons:

  1. Brush the toasted bread with olive oil or oil of choice.
  2. Cut toasted bread into 1-inch squares and toss with seasonings. Heat a skillet over medium heat.
  3. Toast the squares in the skillet, stirring around to ensure even browning. Cook until lightly browned and crispy.


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Larice Feuerstein is the creator behind the plant-based food blog, Feeding Your Beauty. She posts recipes for tasty dishes that are designed (with the help of Mother Nature) to make you look and feel your best. In addition to healthy whole-food meals and desserts, she also posts reviews on cruelty-free and vegan beauty and skincare products as well as recipes for making your own.



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19 comments on “Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup With Homemade Croutons and Coconut Bacon [Vegan]”

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Cmoore Moore
3 Months Ago

Omg...I can't eat mushy green stuff...

Rodney Neufeld
3 Months Ago

Yum yum

Robin Erickson
3 Months Ago

Micaela Erickson

Jacqueline Marie
3 Months Ago

Just made this and it's amazing! You don't even need a slowcooker. Next time I'd use a little less thyme though as the flavour of it is quite strong. It took no more than 10 minutes to prepare so it's the ideal after work meal. I highly recommend this recipe!

Ryan Slammin' Hamann
3 Months Ago

Lindsey Spietz

David Horgan
3 Months Ago

Samantha Gordon.

Samantha Gordon
28 Jan 2016

oh man yes

Nes Ben Romdhane
3 Months Ago

Isoldé AwsomeSauce

Colleen Coleman
3 Months Ago

This looks delicious!! I want to try the coconut bacon - sounds interesting!!

Savannah Lauritzen
3 Months Ago

Josh Robinson, we should make some soup this weekend <3

Marie Beverly Wauneka
3 Months Ago

I like split pea, just w bacon bits nothing else


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