I love using my slow cooker because I can turn it on when I leave in the morning, and when I get home my house smells great and dinner is ready. I tried this recipe yesterday for split pea soup and it turned out to be delicious. I am excited to share it with everyone.
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Split Pea Soup
1/8 cup olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups of carrots, chopped
1 cup of celery, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 pound of dried split peas
1 cup of barley (or 1 cup of chopped red potatoes)
4 cups of water & 4 cups of vegetable stock
Saute olive oil, garlic, & onion in a pan over medium heat for 3 minutes
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker
Cook for 4-5 hours on the high heat setting, or 6-8 hours on low heat setting
You will know it is done cooking when the peas are no longer crunchy.
I served it with a piece of baguette and it was a perfect dinner. Plus, this recipe makes a large amount so you can always freeze the leftovers and have easy meals ready in the freezer.