Favored over green split pea soup, this golden yellow split pea soup has a much more mellow and hearty flavor and is so easy to make. You will wake up smelling the wonderful aroma and will definitely enjoy this hearty soup.
yellow split peas rinsed
low sodium chicken broth
carrots peeled and diced
slices thick turkey bacon
red pepper flakes
2In a saute pan, add a tablespoon olive oil, add the chopped turkey bacon (you can also use ham) and cook until brown. Add diced garlic and cook for a few minutes. Throw in your chopped onion and cook until tender. Remove vegetables from pan. Note: I buy the thick sliced turkey bacon from the Pennsylvania Dutch Market.
3In the same pan, add a tablespoon of butter and your diced celery and carrot and cook about 5 minutes. Add 32 ounces of chicken broth and heat just to boiling.
4Add the peas to the crock pot, and the hot chicken broth with the vegetables, onions and garlic. In the same pan, add 2 cups of water and heat just to boiling and add them to your crock pot also.
5Add all the herbs to the crock pot (salt, pepper, dry mustard, celery seed, parsley, red pepper flakes, rosemary, bay leaves, etc). Turn the crock pot to low setting for the remainder of cooking time.