The Weekly Soup: Easy Peasy

Ok, so I actually call this Pea Soup, but it is very simple and very easy and so I thought “Easy Peasy” was a clever name.

Easy Peasy Soup

1 onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

1 large potato, chopped

2 gloves garlic, chopped

Put vegetables in a pot with a knob of butter and a bit of olive oil. Cover and “sweat” on low heat for 1o minutes, shaking pan occasionally to avoid sticking. (“Sweating” is my favourite way of starting any soup.)

Add:

8 cups stock/water

1 bay leaf

454g split peas

Salt and pepper

Simmer for an hour or so until soup has reached its desired consistency. I think you can reduce the cooking time if you have soaked the split peas before for a few hours before hand but I can’t say I’ve tried it. Seems just as easy to get the soup going early.

Wasn’t that easy? And at the end of it you have a very healthy and filling soup, perfect with some good bread. (The soup does turn to “peas porridge” when it has cooled but is fine if you heat it up again with  a little extra water.)

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