Looking for an easy, inexpensive recipe for a classic soup? This vegan split pea soup recipe comes together easily and cooks on the stovetop for about an hour.  Most of the cooking is hands-off and you can make it ahead of time for meals throughout the week!

Ingredients – 1 Tbsp of vegetable or olive oil – 1 medium yellow onion, diced – 2 garlic cloves, minced – 1 large carrot, diced – 2 ribs of celery, sliced – 2 C of split peas – 6 C of vegetable broth – Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions – Heat oil in a large pot (with a lid) over medium heat. – Add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes.

Instructions – Add split peas, and vegetable broth, cover with the lid, lower the heat to a simmer, and cook for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook for 15 minutes. – Serve garnished with salt and pepper.

Make ahead:  Split Pea Soup is perfect for meal prep.  Make it ahead on the weekend or cook up a double batch and store it in the fridge or freezer to use for meals. If you’re afraid you’ll get bored with the same meal, do not fret. You can customize it every single time. You can add some cooked rice one day and some spicy cooked tofu the next.