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How can I get flavor out of split peas without salt?

I can't have salt. I managed to get my split pea soup spicy to taste, but it just adds flavor to the soup, it doesn't bring out the flavor of the peas like salt does. Is there any other spice or cooking method that will bring out the pea flavor to some extent the way salt does?

The ingredients I added for spiciness were 2 sauteed chopped onions, 2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp red pepper, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp thyme, 4 bay leaves, and 4 tbsp garlic for 2 lbs split peas.

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