Split Pea & Barley Soup
2 cups uncooked green split peas
1 cup uncooked barley
1 large onion, diced
1 sweet potato, chopped into bite size pieces
1 carrot, diced
4 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 handful parsley, roughly chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Saute the chopped onions in a heated frying pan. Add ¼ cup water and the chopped celery then saute for 2 minutes. Add the chopped sweet potato and carrot and continue to saute for 1 minute. Add 2 cups uncooked split peas and 1 cup of uncooked barley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cover with water to double the height of the barley and split peas. Add two celery leaves. Cover with a lid. Simmer for 1 hour until the barley and split peas have softened. Add more water if required to allow the barley and peas to cook further. Taste for seasoning and serve.
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