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  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 potatoes, diced
  • 3/4 cup dried split peas
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • salt to taste


In a large pot over medium heat, combine onion, celery, potatoes, split peas, bay leaves and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 1 hour.

Remove the bay leaves and stir in the zucchini, broccoli, basil and black pepper. Simmer 20 minutes, until broccoli is tender.

Stir in spinach and remove from heat. Puree in a blender or food processor using an immersion blender. Salt to taste.