I made this for a friend of mine who was a little under the weather and for my family too. It was so good, but I will seriously say that next time there will not be carrots added to this soup. Other than that I believe it was good as I had lots of empty bowls to clean 🙂
4 sliced up carrots – if you really want to but please look at the pics first before deciding!
4 sliced up stalks of celery
1 diced onion – I’ve been put on onion probation or I would have used 2!
9 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tbsp olive oil
ham – I bought an already unseasoned cooked ham and cut it into pieces, about 2 cups ( save some to top the soup with)
2 cups dried split peas
1/2 teaspoon oregano
32 oz frozen peas
bunch of basil because it is the best herb ever created!
juice of half a lemon
Get ur oven nice and toasty at a hot 425 degrees. Throw celery, onion, garlic in a pan or baking sheet and evenly slather with olive oil (notice I forgot to remind you to put in the carrots HA!) and roast for 15 minutes. Get your veg to a nice brown state of mind.
While roasting, place spilt peas, green peas, ham, oregano, peppper in a slow cooker. Throw in vegetables.
Fill with water to the top and close up shop.
Inisder tip: I used broth from the ham that I roasted which had honey in it so there was a nice sweet taste to the soup.
Cook for 4 to 6 hours.
Let slightly cool and then place in food processor or blender to make it a soupy consistency. This is why I say don’t use the carrots. Those suckers don’t get small enough to blend in and the little chunks are yucky. Transfer blended goop to a pot and simmer, add salt, pepa, basil and lemon juice.
See what I mean? This looks like something you might find in a diaper! Can anyone say bubble guts?
Serve hot because everything tastes better hot. I sprinkled with the reserved ham pcs as well as chives since I had them. I was trying to hide the poo-ness from my guests. Oh well, they enjoyed my poo so that is all that matters. Hopefully you like my poo too!