1 bag of split peas (I use green or yellow);
1 bouillon cube
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrot
6 cups water
Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer for at least one hour.
If you eat meat, this can be converted into Split Pea and Ham Soup by tossing in a ham bone for the simmering process and some chunks of ham. An ideal way to get the most use possible out of a ham dinner. It was a standard in my childhood home.
I always put a plate of crackers and cheese on the table, and voila, you have a filling, healthy meal for a few dollars. Enjoy!