Split Pea Soup (and Home Made Bread)

Last night Ben and I made split pea soup until like 1 a.m. Oh the things you will do when you are avoiding final papers. But the soup is amazing. I paired it with some home made bread we made last week (you can get that recipe here) and it made a great rainy day meal! Except its not raining. But it might as well be because it’s finals week. Comfort food.

1 Tbs Vegetable oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bay leaf
5 Cloves garlic, minced
2 C Dried split peas
1/2 C Barley
3 tsp Salt
9 C Water
3 Carrots, chopped
3 Stalks celery, chopped
3 Potatoes, diced
1/4 C Dried parsley
1 tsp Dried basil
1 tsp Dried thyme
2 tsp Ground black pepper

In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the oil, onion, bay leaf, and garlic for 5 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add the peas, barley, salt, and water. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 

Add the carrots, celery, potatoes, parsley, basil, thyme, and ground black pepper. Simmer for another hour uncovered (add more water if necessary), or until the peas and vegetables are tender. 

Recipe idea thanks to:
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