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Bowl of Split Pea "Dumpling" Soup

Split Pea Dumpling Soup

  • Author: Ameera and Robin
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes (+Rest Time)
  • Yield: 4-5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop/Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Healthy, comforting, and delicious, this old-fashioned, oil-free, Instant Pot Split Pea “Dumpling” Soup tastes like it cooked all day!


Ingredients

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Base Ingredients:

  • 1 medium yellow onion, fine dice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 Tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari *
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup dry green split peas, picked through and rinsed 

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onions
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (+/-)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 – [ 15 oz. can ] peas, drained *
  • 12 to 16 oz. gnocchi *

Optional Toppings:

  • Freshly chopped parsley

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except the bay leaf) in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  2. Add all the Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Mix to the Instant Pot, stir well to combine, then tuck in the bay leaf. Set the Instant Pot to Manual Pressure High for 15 minutes.  When finished, press Cancel and allow to sit for 12 minutes, then do a Quick Release.  Unplug the Instant Pot.
  3. In the meantime, cook the gnocchi according to package directions, drain, set aside.
  4. Once all the pressure is released, carefully remove the lid, remove and discard the bay leaf, stir well, then add the cooked gnocchi and the can of peas, stir well.
  5. Allow to sit for 5 minutes for the flavors to marry.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Soak the green split peas overnight in the refrigerator, then rinse and drain, set aside.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients (except the bay leaf) in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  3. In a large ceramic/enamel-lined pot or similar stock pot, add the diced onions, carrots, and celery; sauté over medium-high heat until the veggies just begin to soften, approximately 5 to 7 minutes, stirring periodically to prevent burning. Add a tablespoon or so of water if they start to stick and/or to prevent burning. Add the garlic, and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Next add all the remaining Base Ingredients and Spice/Herb Mix, stir well to combine, then tuck in the bay leaf. Bring the mixture to a boil, then lower to a low-boiling simmer, stir to combine.  Cover with a tight-fitting lid.  Simmer for 50 to 60 minutes or until the split green peas are tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. In the meantime, cook the gnocchi according to package directions, drain, set aside.
  6. Once the green split peas are tender, remove and discard the bay leaf, stir well, then add the cooked gnocchi and the can of peas, stir well.
  7. Remove from the stove and allow to sit for 5 minutes for the flavors to marry.
  8. Serve with a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and enjoy.

Notes

*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Serving:  4 to 5 (makes 9 ½ cups)