You won't believe how lemon can brighten up this rich and delicious split pea soup.
I mean, this soup was delicious all on it's own, but when you add the freshness and nutrition of vitamin C, your body will just buzz with happiness. Vitamin C is great for your bones and teeth, promotes iron absorption, and is a well known anti-oxidant which is good for your heart. On top of that, the split peas in this soup are full of fibre and protein, a very heart healthy food. So have a bowl (or two) and feel all warm and fuzzy inside for so many reasons!
Did I mention it's also SO delicious? And super filling. Plus, no extra salt needed. The lemon is all you need! Serve with an extra wedge for squeezing and enjoy!
In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat oil and saute onions, garlic, carrots and celery.
Add bay leaves and let vegetables cook until soft, about 5-8 minutes.
Add split peas and broth and bring to a boil.
Lower to a simmer and cook until peas are total mush. About 1 1/2 hours.
Turn off heat and add spinach and lemon.
Serve and be satisfied.