Guys, like most of you, my week is super busy. And, if I don’t prepare for my dietary intake for most of the week, I’m liable to consume the wrong foods. I’m looking for easy, nutritious, tasty and inexpensive meals.
Therefore, soup is one of my go to meals. It’s a one pot wonder chock full of veggies, and doesn’t take forever to prepare and cook. I like to alternate my soups each week. Sometimes, it could be squash/pumpkin, lentil, cauliflower, chicken, etc.
Today, I’ve decided to cook split peas. In a sturdy stock pot, I drizzled a little olive oil. Diced carrots, celery, onion, bell peppers and garlic were sauteed. I seasoned with salt and pepper. I then added rinsed split peas and tossed for a few minutes. To that I added plain tap water; (chicken broth would also be great). I also tossed in a couple veggie bouillon cubes and thyme for added flavors.
In less than an hour, my split peas soup was cooked. The peas were fork tender. I cooled and then placed in standing blender for a quick puree. I then added diced pieces of left-over ham and garnish with parsley. Perhaps, at consumption, I’ll have me a piece of crusty garlic bread.
Guys, I’m happy; over the moon. I know for sure that I’ve back up with this very tasty split peas soup.