French Onion Split Pea Soup

This little creation was the result of our oldest kiddo asking if he could make up his own recipe and make it for dinner. He did a great job and other than me steering him in the right direction in the spice/herb department, it was all his.

32 oz. chicken broth
olive oil
1 onion, sliced into rings
3/4 dried split peas
1 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp marjoram

We had this with baked chicken, salad and the rest of last night’s baguette.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and onions. Saute onions until they soften.

Bring chicken broth to a simmer in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Add onions, split peas, rosemary, bay leaf, basil and marjoram.

Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until peas soften.

Did we change anything? Our oldest said next time he would leave out the peas. I think you need to add about 12 more oz. of broth, too.

What did the family think? Well, since I am the only person in the house that likes peas in any form, I thought it was kind of strange that he would pick peas as an ingredient. So I think I was the only one who actually ate all of their soup. It was good though.

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