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Best Split Pea Soup Recipe

What You'll Need


1 lb split peas, sorted and rinsed

2 qt vegetable broth

1 qt water (2 cups less if using a slow cooker)

1 large Vidalia onion, minced

1-2 cloves fresh garlic, minced

2-3 stalks celery, chopped

2-3 carrots, finely chopped

bay leaves

2 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)

Black pepper, to taste


How to Make It


SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS

1 Combine all ingredients in a large slow cooker. Set to low if using a newer slow cooker, or high if an older one, and cook for 7-9 hours. Use an immersion blender to create an even creamier texture, if desired.

STOVETOP INSTRUCTIONS

1 Combine all ingredients in large soup pot, and bring to a rolling boil. Cover and reduce heat, and continue simmering for around 2 hours, or until split peas are tender and soup becomes thick and creamy. Use an immersion blender to create an even creamier texture, if desired.

Cooking Tips

Add to each bowl your choice (or a combination) of boiled potatoes, brown rice, whole grain pasta, or cooked greens.

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