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Split Pea, Smoked Tofu and Barley Soup Recipe

Try our Split Pea, Smoked Tofu and Barley Soup Recipe

Credit: Adam Guthrie

When I was a kid, my mum made the best pea and ham soup. Now that I’m vegan I’ve created my plant-based version. Smoked tofu gives it the smokiness of ham.

Serves: 4



  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 1 sweet potato, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 carrot, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 4 stalks celery, finely diced
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 1 cup barley
  • 300g smoked tofu, cut into bite-sized cubes
  • 1L liquid vegetable stock
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Place all ingredients into slow cooker and cook all day.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste, add chopped parsley and serve.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.