step away from the ham split pea soup

It’s STILL cold outside… which made me reach for the split peas and whip up a quick and hearty soup… sans ham of course.

Split Pea Soup

1 1/2 c split peas (rinsed and picked over)

1 onion chopped

2 carrots chopped

2 stalk celery chopped

2 cloves garlic sliced

6 cups veggie stock

1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp ground cumin, salt & pepper,  bay leaf (if you happen to have one, if not don’t sweat it)

Sauteed the onion and garlic in 1 tbsp olive oil, add the carrots and celery and cook for about 5 mins.  Add  split peas, salt, pepper, oregano,  cumin and stock.  Simmer 2 hours until split peas are soft. Remove bay leaf (if using) blend, adjust seasonings and serve.

pea-soup

(sorry the soup is the same color as the bowl, doesn’t really do it justice)

We had this for dinner with a arugala salad with a few bits and bobs thrown in (sliced red onion, sliced pear, crumbled blue cheese) and an easy vinaigrette.  1 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp sherry vinegar, 1/4 good olive oil, salt & pepper.

mixed-salad

Mr Weiss gave it a BIG thumbs up!

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