Split Pea Soup (Serves 2-4)
4-5 cups water
1 cup split peas
2 carrots finely diced
2 stalks celery finely diced
1 small onion, finely diced
1 cup noodle style pasta (elbow macaroni, spaghetti , angel hair, or whatever)
pinch of celery seed
salt and black pepper to taste
- Place water and split peas in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until peas begin to soften, 25-35 minutes.
- Add carrots, celery, onion, and seasonings. Depending on what type of pasta you use, you may want to add it now or wait a few minutes.
- Cook until all ingredients are tender/done, about another 10-15 minutes.
- Watch pot closely, and simmer with lid tilted, as split peas have a tendency to boil over easily. Towards the end of cooking, you may need to stir frequently to prevent burning.