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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
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings


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!


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


  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!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free

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