Split Pea Soup

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat.  Add onions, carrots, and garlic, and saute several minutes, or until beginning to soften.
  2. 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.
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