This is a mix between salsa and bruschetta, it's always a hit at parties and picnics. I made this up for my family, 1/2 of them love Italian food and the other 1/2 loves Mexican food. This salsa seems to satisfy all of them.
Dried split peas and ham hocks are cooked with vegetables in chicken stock seasoned with dill weed, bay leaves, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. When cooked through, this soup is pureed and thinned with milk.