Scrumptious Split Pea Soup

Scrumptious Split Pea Soup

Scrumptious Split Pea Soup

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Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups low-sodium veggie broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 bag dried split peas
  • 1 large onion , chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper , chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 potato , cubed
  • 1 sweet potato , cubed
  • 4 stalks celery , chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 3/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

Crock Pot

  • Place all ingredients except lemon juice in crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours, or until split peas have opened up and soup is thickened.
  • Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving.

Stove Top Alternative

  • Add 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil to a large pot over medium heat.
  • Sauté onion, garlic, celery and green pepper for 5 to 7 minutes or until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients except lemon juice.
  • Top off with 1 cup additional low-sodium veggie broth.
  • Bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45-65 minutes or until split peas have opened up and soup is thickened.
  • Remove bay leaves and stir in lemon juice before serving.
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