Quebecois Split Pea Soup


2 tbsp oil or margarine
2 medium onions, diced
2 medium potatoes, diced
¼ cup vegetarian bacon bits (or chopped veggie bacon slices)
2 cups yellow split peas, rinsed
4 cups vegetarian chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
3 cups water
½ tsp garlic powder
Pinch of dried French thyme
¼ tsp ground pepper


In large soup pot, heat margarine or oil over medium high heat and then sauté onions until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add potatoes, veggie bacon and split peas and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes longer, stirring occasionally.

Add stock and all other ingredients to pan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low and simmer covered for 50 minutes.

Once split peas are sufficiently softened (might need another 10 minutes), use a hand-held immersion blender to coarsely puree the soup. Serve with crusty bread and more ground pepper on top.


  1. I totally, actually made this, and it was a little slice of nostalgic heaven. "I love Habitant, I love Habitant, except for the lard!" It tasted just like I remembered it. I can't remember the last time I stuck exactly to a recipe (OK, so I went a little heavy on the spices, but otherwise ...), and I'm glad I did in this case. Thanks for the tasty eats, bro!


    1. I know! I used to be able to get a Vegetarian Split Pea Soup from Mr. Goudas, but I haven't seen it for years. I was getting desperate! Glad you enjoyed it.


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