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    Real French-Canadian Pea Soup

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    2 hrs 5 mins

    5 mins

    2 hrs

    food girl II's Note:

    This pea soup recipe has been in my family longer than anyone can remember, and is AT LEAST as old as my great, great grandmother, probably older than that even. My favorite soup ever, and now it is my husbands fave too. This is a vegan version, although it is lacto-vegetarian normally. Meat was only added to the soup by certain members of the family, and typically only for company.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 cups yellow split peas
    • 5 cups water
    • 2 small carrots, grated
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil or 2 tablespoons other light tasting oil or 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 1/2 cups soymilk or 1 1/2 cups cows milk
    • salt and pepper, to taste


    1. 1
      Put peas in large pot, and wash/rinse with water. Add the 5 cups of water, and bring to a rolling boil. Leave boil 5 minutes, turn heat off and cover for an hour.
    2. 2
      Add the carrots, onions, and half of the oil. Bring back to a boil, cover, then leave to simmer for an hour or until the onions are translucent. If a creamier, thicker consistency is desired, leave to cook longer.
    3. 3
      Add the remaining oil, soy milk and spices.
    4. 4
      Serve. Enjoy!
    5. 5
      Vegans-Use only soy milk.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 25, 2014


      This recipe is pretty good. I added some liquid smoke and vegetarian ham (available at Chinese/Vietnamese grocery stores in freezer section) to make it more authentically French-Canadian. I will make it again. Thanks.

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    • on April 12, 2005

      It should be noted that this is not the 'classic' recipe that calls for pork, ham.

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    Nutritional Facts for Real French-Canadian Pea Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (356 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 307.5
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 59.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 45.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 18.1 g
    Sugars 6.8 g
    Protein 19.1 g

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