Saturday, 12 July 2014
Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup
This soup is thick and chunky, which I love, plus it's packed with protein and fibre. I used dried yellow split peas, but you could use green split peas or lentils if you prefer.
450g (16oz) dried yellow split peas
350g ham, precooked and diced (about 2 cups)
340g (12oz) baby carrots, chopped
3 shallots, diced (or 1 small onion)
4 celery stalks, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
Black pepper, to taste
3.5 cups (1 carton) chicken broth ('no salt added' or low-sodium)
2.5 cups water
Layer ingredients in the slow cooker pot in the order listed, adding the broth and water last. Do not stir. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours until peas are very soft.