This is very good. I saute'd the vegetables and then cooked the broth in a crock pot for hours. Added the peas and cooked until they were soft. I did not use parsley because I didn't have any. This didn't need any additional salt.
Im giving this recipe 5 stars because not only was it some of the most delicous split pea soup i've ever tasted, it was also REALLY fun to make. Yes, it does take a while, but thats the fun of home cooking. Your whole house will smell amazing. This the best comfort food I've found. The recipe is really simple despite its lengthy prep time, and its okay for any skill level.