Today we are sharing with you what we think is the perfect protein-packed vegan stew for lunch or dinner! This split pea stew is hearty, loaded with a plethora of veggies and easy to make. PLUS with the addition of homemade bagel croutons, it is definitely a must try recipe!
Growing up, split pea soup was always on rotation in our household. It’s the perfect protein-packed meal that is not only really nutritious but also super tasty and satisfying.
This recipe is a take on its soup counterpart, but it’s a bit thicker, which is why we are calling it a stew! Although winter is nearing an end, this soothing stew can be enjoyed year round. This recipe is inexpensive and can be made in large quantities to serve to a large group or people, or to enjoy throughout the week.
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The perfect protein-packed vegan stew for lunch or dinner! This split pea stew is hearty, loaded with a plethora of veggies and easy to make. PLUS with the addition of homemade bagel croutons, it is definitely a must try recipe!
Split Pea Stew with Vegan Ham
1 1/2 cups split peas
10 cups vegetable broth
1 large white onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 leek, dark green end discarded, sliced
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Dash of liquid smoke (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh marjoram
2 bay leaves
2 medium red boiling potatoes, cubed
2 large carrots, chopped small
1/4 cup fresh Italian parsley
1/2 package (2.5 oz.) vegan ham (we used Yves)
1 plain bagel, halves and cut into cubes
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Split Pea Stew with Vegan Ham
Soak split peas for 2 hours, then drain, and pat dry.
In a large pot over medium heat add 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable broth. Once heated, add the onions, garlic, and leeks. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until onions become translucent, being sure to add more vegetable broth as needed to prevent burning.
Add the smoked paprika, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, fresh marjoram, and bay leaves and stir until combined.
Stir in the potatoes, carrots, split peas, fresh parsley, and vegan ham, along with the remaining vegetable broth. Cover and allow the mixture to come to a boil and then simmer uncovered for 1.5-2 hours or until the broth cooks down to a stew-like consistency and the vegetables have softened. As the stew cooks, prepare the bagel croutons (directions below).
Remove from heat and serve with a generous sprinkle of bagel croutons. Enjoy!
Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large bowl, add in the bagel cubes. Pour over the melted vegan butter and seasonings, then mix with a spatula or spoon to fully coat the bagel pieces. Pour onto the lined baking sheet and place into the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden.
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Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie