split pea soup

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category: [soup]

So far this is the best of several split-pea soup recipes we've tried. We might have used too much liquid and too much celery though.

5 1/2 cups water
4 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
2 cups green split peas
3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
6 ounces diced Canadian bacon (about 1 cup)
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Stir in carrot, celery, pepper, and salt. Simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes or until peas are tender and soup thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Serve immediately.

source: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/split-pea-soup-10000001662878/