Lentil & Split Pea Soup (DIY Christmas Gift in a Jar)

December 11, 2019

DIY

By: Chris Petrellese 

This Lentil & Split Pea Soup is the perfect budget-friendly DIY holiday gift for anyone on your list this year. It’s delicious, simple to make, and adds a personal touch that you can’t find in a store-bought gift. Plus, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free so the whole family can enjoy it!

An overhead shot of a vegan lentil and split pea soup in a white bowl on a dark background by sweet simple vegan

With the weather cooling down, soup is the one food that always seems to hit the spot for us. It’s easy to make in large batches so you can just heat up it up on chilly nights when you’re looking for a quick meal.

Ingredients to make lentil and split pea soup in small white bowls on a dark gray board by sweet simple vegan

If you’re a fan of soup, you’re going to LOVE this Lentil & Split Pea soup. It’s hearty, full of flavor, and seasoned to perfection. Using a spice blend consisting of onion, garlic, celery, turmeric, cumin, red pepper, etc, this soup has depth and a little bit of heat, too.

A jar of a lentil and split pea soup mix with a tag | DIY Christmas gift idea by sweet simple vegan

To package this soup up as a gift, you only need a few things: 1) a 16 oz. mason jar with a lid 2) a ribbon of your choosing 3) A tag with the directions on how to prepare the soup.

If you are digging the tag above, we have it available as a FREE download! CLICK HERE to grab it 🙂

From there, all your giftee has to do is add everything to a pot with add water and cook it for 35 minutes. That’s it!

Overhead shot of a lentil and split pea soup mix in a jar with a bay leaf and bouillon cub by sweet simple vegan

If you’re looking for more holiday gift and recipes ideas, here are some for ya:

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An overhead shot of a vegan lentil and split pea soup in a white bowl on a dark background by sweet simple vegan

Lentil & Split Pea Soup (DIY Christmas Gift in a Jar)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings

Description

This Lentil & Split Pea Soup is the perfect budget-friendly DIY holiday gift for anyone on your list this year. It’s delicious, simple to make, and adds a personal touch. Plus, it’s naturally vegan and gluten-free!


Ingredients

Dry Mix

  • 116 oz mason jar
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 1/2 cup split peas
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dehydrated celery flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 bay leaf

To Prepare

  • 7 cups water
  • Salt, if desired

Instructions

  1. If you are going to put together a gift jar: Add all of the ingredients to a 16 oz. mason jar. You can either mix it all together or layer it in one by one like we did, from the start of the ingredients list to the end. Be sure that the bouillon cube is the last item you put in the jar so that it does not get lost in the mix/your giftee knows to unwrap it. Close the lid and decorate it/tag it as needed. You can download our free recipe tag here.
  2. To prepare: Add all of the contents of the jar to a large pot, being sure to unwrap the bouillon cube, along with 7 cups of water. Bring everything to a boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to a simmer, cover the pot and cook for 35 minutes. Season with salt as needed and enjoy!
  • Category: Entree, Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

Keywords: Entree, Soup, Lentil, Split Pea, Christmas Gift

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Suzanne says:

    I love this idea and want to make this soup and also give it as a gift. However when I try to download the tag file it comes up as an empty file. I had no issues with the hot chocolate tag so wanted to bring it your attention. Thanks.

  2. Lindsay says:

    This is delicious! I made it for my father In law last Christmas in a mason jar & he requested it this year again. 🙂 I just wanted to note – you can add all ingredients to an instant pot on manual pressure for 10 mins & let naturally release & it’s perfect! So so good.

  3. Hannah says:

    I just made this soup, and I absolutely love it! So easy to make and it’s the perfect blend of spices

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