Vegan Split Pea and Barley Soup in the Pressure Cooker

I got home pretty late last night, but Bowie (the pressure cooker) came to my rescue and we had homemade soup in less than an hour.

1 lb split peas  
1/2 lb barley
2 T olive oil
1 med onion, chopped
1 small handful fresh thyme
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup chopped carrots
7 cups vegetable broth

Heat olive oil in bottom of pressure cooker to medium heat.  Add onions and celery and saute until tender.  Add remaining ingredients and cover.  Bring pressure cooker to high pressure (15 psi) and cook for 12 minutes.  Turn off heat and allow pressure to disperse naturally.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Snarf it up!

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7 Responses to Vegan Split Pea and Barley Soup in the Pressure Cooker

  1. Alyson says:

    Mmmm, this sounds yummy! I don’t have a pressure cooker so maybe I could make it the slow way?

  2. Agreed, this sounds great for the cooler weather! I was going to ask the same thing about a slow cooker… lol Might have to try it! :)

  3. Of course you could use a slow cooker but not if you got home late and needed to eat something fairly quickly – that is the joy of the pressure cooker. It takes the pressure off of daily cooking and the food often tastes much better than it does in the slow cooker. Flavors, colors and textures get brighter and tastier. I love my pressure cookers.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    • theveganasana says:

      Jill, thanks for reading and posting! I’m loving my pressure cooker, largely due to having read about how to use it from super cooks like you :)

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