Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 pound dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 1/2 pound dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 meaty ham bone or 2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup sliced baby carrots
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 stalks celery plus leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups chicken broth
Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given, adding the broth last. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on high 4 to 5 hours or 8 to 10 hours on low until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone.
 
Adapted from Whole Foods and Photo Credit to https://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/slow-cooker-split-pea-soup