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