Split pea soup is so easy to make. The basic premise is, you add split peas to a pot, cover with water, and simmer until they fall apart.
It's a filling meal packed with fiber, protein, and antioxidants. Beans and legumes are some of the healthiest foods on the planet, and excellent for weight loss!
3/4 cup split peas
1 bay leaf
1/2 onion, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Rinse split peas. Add to a pot and cover with water by about 1 inch. Add bay leaf.
Bring to a boil. As foam rises to the surface skim it off.
Cover pot. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.
Remove bay leaf. Add onion and carrot. Cover and simmer an additional 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
Add the peas and parsley. Simmer an additional 5 minutes.
Season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Since you are making the soup with water and not stock you will need to use a good amount of sea salt. Start with 1 teaspoon and go up from there.
Recipe by Carol Wasserman
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