Slow Cooker split pea soup is a satisfying dish that is perfect for stress-free weeknight cooking. Dried split peas are are simmered low and slow with onions, garlic, carrots, and potatoes to create a full flavored soup. This recipe is a vegetarian version of split pea soup. To give the dish the same complexity as a ham hock, kombu (edible kelp) and miso are added (both available online, specialty food stores, and Asian markets). If you are not a vegetarian, go ahead and add the ham hock and bacon as you please. Slow cooker split pea soup is an easy and comforting recipe that is absolutely delicious.
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