Split Pea and Potato Soup (Vegan)
1 medium onion; chopped
3 stalks celery; chopped
2 medium carrots; chopped
3 cloves garlic; crushed and chopped
1/2 tsp black pepper; ground
2-3 bay leaves; crumbled
2 tsp paprika; ground
2 cups dry split peas
2 medium potatoes; peeled and diced
2 cups water
In a sauce pan, brown onions, 5 min. Add celery, carrots and garlic, and continue to saute, 5 minutes. Add a touch of water as necessary.
Then add split peas, potatoes, water and spices, stir and bring to boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cover 1 and 1/2 hours.
Allow to partially cool, and with stick blender partially blend together, leaving a few peas and potato chunks for texture.
Salt to taste and garnish with fresh parsley.