There's nothing better on a cold winter day than a big pot of healthy soup. This version comes together super-fast due to the use of a pressure cooker.
Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
Adapted from Allrecipes
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups dried split peas, yellow preferably
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 7 cups water
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 potatoes, diced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or savory, or both (UPDATE: I have recently decided I don't like dried thyme and now use fresh instead)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a pressure cooker over medium high heat, saute the oil, onion, celery, bay leaf and garlic for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, then close pressure cooker and cook for 4 whistles. Allow pressure to come down naturally, it can take a long time for a very full pot.
- Puree the soup and taste for seasonings. Add salt and pepper to taste.