5-2 Diet Recipe Low Calorie Celery and Split Pea Soup January 21, 2014 by Fiona Maclean 5-2 Diet Recipe Low Calorie Celery and Split Pea Soup Print recipe Print with main photo Print text only Serves 3-4 Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 40 minutes Total time 50 minutes Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian asdasdasdasd Soup Misc Serve Hot Ingredients 1 head Celery (Trimmed, any woody parts removed and cut into 1cm pieces) 1 Medium Onion (Peeled and finely chopped) 40g Yellow Split Pease 1 handful Fresh Thyme (Leaves stripped and stalks removed) 750ml Vegetable Stock 2-3 shots 1-cal oil (or a few drops of olive oil on a piece of kitchen paper) Directions Step 1 Spray or wipe the base of a heavy pan with oil. Add the onion and heat gently over a low flame till translucent (5 minutes or so). Step 2 Add the thyme and celery. Mix well and continue to cook for 2 or 3 minutes Step 3 Pour over the stock and add the split peas. Bring to a gentle simmer and allow to cook for 30-40 minutes. Step 4 Once the peas are soft, blitz with a wand mixer and add salt and pepper as required Step 5 Serve garnished with fresh parsley, croutons or even a little bit of crispy bacon!