Fry the onion slowly in the oil for 5 or 6 minutes on a medium heat until softened. Add the potato, carrot and black pepper and fry for a couple minutes.
Next add the split peas, garlic and stock and let simmer for 45 minutes (around 30 minutes if using lentils). Do keep an eye on it as you may find you need to top it up with more hot water as the peas break down and thicken the soup. Season with a little salt at the end of the cooking time.
Split Pea and Black Pepper Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Vitamin A 2640IU53%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.