Vegan Coconut Split Pea Soup, loaded with warm spices and creamy coconut milk. This isn't your Grandmas' split pea soup!
Vegan Coconut Split Pea Soup
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 30 mins

Move over old school split pea soup, there is a new kid in town! Vegan Coconut Split Pea Soup is loaded with luscious warm spices like cardamom and turmeric, blended with creamy coconut milk. Yummy, nutritious, and so easy to make!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 228 kcal
Author: Abra Pappa
  • 1 pound of green split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom or 4 cardamom pods, but remove them before blending
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 20 fresh mint leaves about a large handful
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  1. In a large soup pot, pour 6 cups hot water over rinsed and sorted split peas. Boil for 2 minutes, turn off heat, cover and let sit for one hour.
  2. After an hour drain split peas and set aside.
  3. In large soup pot saute onion, carrot, and garlic in coconut oil for 10 minutes until soft. Add all dry spices and stir well (this should begin to smell amazingly good!)
  4. Add veggie stock, coconut milk, and split peas.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 2.5 hours, or until split peas are tender.
  6. Once split peas are tender (taste to be sure) place half of the soup in a blender and blend with lime juice and mint leaves. Return blended portion to pot, stir together.
  7. Serve with an extra sprig of mint and a squeeze of lime.
Recipe Notes

*You can make this in the slow cooker! Just add all ingredients to slow cooker pot, cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. No need to soak split peas!
Once cooked remove half of the soup, blend, and return to pot.
*Garnish with mint leaves, chopped carrot, shredded coconut, and a squeeze of lime juice (all optional).

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Coconut Split Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 486mg21%
Potassium 621mg18%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 1715IU34%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 48mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.