Saturday, August 23, 2008

Split Pea Soup ("Green Soup")

8 c. organic chicken broth (or water with good quality soup base)
1 package green split peas, rinsed & drained
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
fresh ground pepper

3 large baking potatoes, peeled & diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1.5 c. baby carrots, sliced thin

Heat broth in 4 quart saucepan over medium to simmer. Add split peas, onion & garlic. Stir in 1 tsp each of marjoram & parsley & pepper to taste. Bring to boil, cover & reduce heat to gentle simmer. Simmer for one hour, stirring every so often.

Add potatoes & carrots & return soup to simmer. Be sure to stir as the soup thickens to prevent scorching. Simmer for another 1.5 hours.

Serve with warm corn muffins.

*Add 1 c. diced ham for extra protein & flavor.

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