Split Pea Soup
Variations: a) use all water and boil a ham bone along with the soup; b) use all vegetable stock and make it vegan; c) use all chicken stock and forget the ham, but ham and peas do make such a delicious combination.
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 c. split peas
- 2 c. ham stock (water in which ham has been boiled)
- 2 c. water
- 2 c. chicken broth
- Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, and garlic, and saute several minutes, or until beginning to soften.
- Add split peas and stir for a moment to coat in oil and toast slightly. Add ham stock, water, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours, or until peas are soft and flavors have mingled.