Split Pea Soup

Another one of my favourite things about winter (other than my most comfy pair of slippers) is soup. This split pea soup is absolutely delicious served piping hot with a warm and crispy bread roll.

Since it’s a slow cooker recipe as well, there’s practically no work to be done other than chuck ingredients into the pot and go on your merry little way! Super easy! In fact, as I was on my way home on Tuesday afternoon, I suddenly realised that I would arrive home to delicious soup that has already been cooked and the only thing I had to do was pop the rolls into the oven, dish up and take a photo for you! Happy, happy, happiness!

If you don’t have a minute for chopping/grating stuff, WOOLWORTHS SA fresh split pea soup mix also works fantastically! Just add some herbs and bits and bobs and away you go!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 3 chopped celery ribs
  • 1 Large leek, chopped and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon (heaped) crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley OR some fresh sprigs
  • 500grams dried green split peas
  • 6 cups Vegetable stock
  • ground salt & black pepper
  • Optional: diced ham or bacon

Toss all the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.