Heat olive oil in a medium sauce pan. Saute onion for about 5 minutes, add garlic + saute 1 minute more. Add split peas + veggie broth. Simmer till peas are very tender, about 1 hour. Mash a few of the split peas with a fork until soup reaches a thicker consistency. Stir in parsley + lemon juice.
Serves 2 for dinner with a tasty salad + some crusty bread.