Split Pea Soup

One of my favorites, and not just because it’s probably the easiest, but it does take a little extra planning. You need to soak the split peas overnight.


  • 2 cups dry split peas
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • About 5 cups of liquid (I use water)


Soak the peas in water overnight. You will probably need about 1 inch of water on top. In the morning, the peas will have expanded. Drain any extra water and put them in a slow-cooker. Add 5 cups of water or broth along with the salt. Dice, chop, or puree the garlic and onion and toss them in as well. Set your cooker to low for 6 hours.

Peas are a complete protein so if you’re vegetarian, this is a good choice. It’s a great post-run meal to have before bed.

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