Rinse the yellow split peas very well and drain.
In a deep pot, add the oil, onion and carrot and cook in medium high heat for 4-5minutes until soft. Add the yellow split peas and cook for another two minutes.
In the same skillet, on low heat, cook the onions with olive oil, salt and pepper for 20-30 minutes, until very soft, brown and caramelized. (during cooking the onions, if you notice they’re going to burn without having been caramelized, you can add a splash of water to help them cook more evenly).
Add the syrup and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
When the yellow split peas are cooked through and are very soft, puree them with an immersion blender (or in a food processor taking extra care, since they’ll be hot).
This recipe yields 2 servings as a main dish and 4 or more servings as an appetizer or side.
It can easily be doubled.