Best Ever Split Pea Soup

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    2 hours 50 min

    Yellow and green split peas are simmered with chicken stock, onion and carrot, then puréed to make this nutritious and comforting soup.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 to 4 medium onions, chopped
    • 6 to 8 medium carrots, chopped
    • 2 large stalks celery, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 200g (7 oz) yellow split peas
    • 200g (7 oz) green split peas
    • 2L (3 1/2 pints) chicken stock
    • 1 bay leaf
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

    1. In a large stockpot over medium heat, heat olive oil. Cook onion, carrot, celery and garlic until onion is translucent. Stir in yellow and green split peas, stock and bay leaf; season to taste. Cover, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 2 1/2 hours, stirring frequently.
    2. Purée warm soup with a blender or food processor. Return to pot, heat through and serve.

    Tip:

    Make this soup vegan by using vegetable stock.

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