Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

split-pea-soup-smThis is a yummy vegan soup.    The last time I made it, I added chopped zucchini at the last 10 minutes, but probably won’t add it again….it was good, but the soup just didn’t need it.  I really liked the flavor of the celery salt in the soup.  This soup freezes okay.  It’s nice to have a variety of soups in the freezer for quick lunches or meals.
Split Pea Soup

1 T. olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 carrot, shredded
8 cups vegetable broth
1/2 pound split peas, picked through and rinsed
1 medium potato, diced
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
salt & pepper, to taste

In large soup pot, saute onions, garlic, celery and carrots over medium heat until softened.  Add vegetable broth, split peas, and seasonings.  Bring to a simmer and simmer gently for 10 minutes.  Add potatoes ans simmer for 20 to 30 more minutes, or until split peas and veggies are tender.  Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

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