Meatless Monday:Split pea and butter bean stew

It's a beautiful Easter Monday here in Yorkshire and I hope it is where you are too. 
Easter Monday is traditionally a time to relax and have fun with such activities as egg rolling, Easter bonnet competitions or Morris dancing.  This hearty, one-pot meal can be made ahead and warmed through before serving when you arrive home.

Serves 2-3
You will need
100g green split peas, pre-soaked for at least an hour
1 onion, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 medium leek, sliced 
1/3 medium swede (yellow turnip), peeled and chopped
1 medium parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 large sweet potato, scrubbed and chopped
Stock made with 2 tsp organic reduced salt bouillon in a 750ml hot water
1 tsp dried thyme
1 can organic butter beans

Fry the onion in the olive oil, add the garlic and continue.  
Add the split peas, vegetables, thyme and stock. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to simmer. Cook 40 minutes to one hour until the stew is thick.  Stir frequently and add more hot water if necessary.  
Stir in the butter beans and heat through.

Janet x

Recipe Copyright © 2015 40plusandalliswell

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