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)
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).
Add the thyme and celery. Mix well and continue to cook for 2 or 3 minutes
Pour over the stock and add the split peas. Bring to a gentle simmer and allow to cook for 30-40 minutes.
Once the peas are soft, blitz with a wand mixer and add salt and pepper as required
Serve garnished with fresh parsley, croutons or even a little bit of crispy bacon!
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