Split Pea Soup with Chunky Vegetables
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split peas, yellow, dry
sweet potatoes, peeled, cubed
Soak peas in 4 cups of water for 4 hours or longer.
In a medium saucepan, bring peas and soaking water to a boil.
Simmer, covered, until peas are very soft, 20 to 25 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups of pea mixture until smooth, adding a little extra water if necessary.
Return pureed peas to the saucepan.
In a large deep pot, combine onion, garlic, parsley, dill, sweet potatoes and remaining 2 cups water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 6 to 7 minutes.
Add broccoli and simmer another 6 to 8 minutes, or until broccoli is tender but still crunchy.
Add pea mixture reduce heat to low, cover and cook gently until just heated through.
Serve garnished with parsley.