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Split Pea Soup

Now that the weather is getting cooler (even here in Los Angeles), I thought now would be the perfect time to post a recipe for split pea soup (Recipe for VegWeb). Add in some bread and dinner is ready!


    14 cups water
    2 cups diced onions
    4 cups thinly sliced green onion
    2 cups diced celery
    2/3 cup fresh parsley-minced
    2 tablespoons baby lima beans or other tiny white beans
    2 cloves minced garlic
    3 tablespoons of ajuki beans
    1/3 cup green split peas
    1/3 cup yellow split peas
    1 tablespoon powdered vegetable broth


Bring water to a boil in a large soup pot.  Add the ingredients in the order given.

Return soup to a boil, skimming off any foam or scum that comes to the surface with a large spoon.  (Repeat this process until no more forms) Cover and reduce heat to medium low.

Simmer soup for 2 1/2 hours, stirring periodically to ensure the barley doesn’t stick.  At the end of cooking, add salt and pepper to taste.