Pea Soup

Ingredients 

Pea Soup

2 cups dried peas

1 cup navy beans (the small white ones)

½ cup barley or pearl barley

2 onions diced

4 large stalks of celery chopped

4 carrots chopped

2 bay leaves

3 cloves of garlic crushed

1 tablespoon of chopped fresh parsely

4 very ripe peeled and chopped tomatoes

100 g (4 oz) tomato paste

1 tablespoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

How to do it

1. Soak the peas, beans and barley overnight in a pot of water.

2. Drain the water and refill the pot so the water covers the peas, beans and barley by about 5 cm (2 inches) Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Simmer to 1-1½ hours, or until the peas and bean are completely cooked (soft)

3. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cook for another 1-2 hours.

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