This is what I consider one of the most comforting soups and one that is easily at the top of my list for most used recipes. I just love the heartiness and flavor of Split Peas and on a cool Winter day, well pair this up with a good novel and comfy blanket, and you can call life GOOD.
The addition of Liquid smoke gives it a nice rich flavor.
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 cup Olive Oil
1 TSP Sea Salt
2 Cups diced carrots
1 LB Split Peas (Green or Yellow)
1 Cup potatoes cubed
1/2 TSP dried oregano
8 Cups of Veggie Stock
1 TBSP Liquid Smoke
Saute Onions and Garlic in olive oil in a large stock pot. Add Oregano, Salt and Pepper. Once Translucent add potatoes, carrots, 1/2 of the peas, and stock. Bring to a boil then simmer 40-60 minutes until peas are tender. Add the rest of the peas and cook another 40 minutes, or until peas are soft. Add Liquid smoke at the very end.
Season with Salt and pepper. Service with warm bread.