This soup is very easy to throw together and is very soul satisfying. It can also be made using Green Split Peas instead of the Yellow Split Peas but I think that they Yellow are better!
2 cups yellow split peas, dried
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tbs garlic, chopped
2 tbs parsley, dried
1/2 tsp thyme, dried (optional)
seasoning salt & pepper to taste
Place all ingredients in a pot.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to simmer and cover.
Cook about 2 hours or until tender. Be sure to stir every 30 minutes or so and to check the amount of liquid in the pot. Do not let it go dry!
Using an immersion blender puree the soup until smooth adding water or chicken broth if necessary to get the consistency you desire.