Recipe Summary

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hours
Yield: 4 servings

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This recipe is...

  • low in fat
  • rich in veggies
  • rich in protein
  • lower in sodium
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Split Pea Soup with Ham

This recipe serves: 
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1 sprig fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
freshly ground black pepper
1 quart Basic Chicken Stock (see recipe), or low-sodium canned
1 1/3 cups dried split peas
4 tablespoons finely diced, cooked lean ham
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over low heat. Add the carrot, celery, onion and thyme, season lightly with pepper and cook for 10 minutes.

2. Add the stock and split peas, and bring to a boil quickly over high heat.

3. Lower the heat and simmer until the peas are tender, about 1 hour.

4. Puree 2/3 of the soup in a blender and stir it into the remaining 1/3. Stir in the ham.

5. If the soup is too thick, thin it by adding a little more stock. Raise the heat and bring the soup to a boil for 15 seconds.

6. Add salt and additional pepper to taste.

NOTE: Do not add salt until the peas are fully cooked, because salt will prevent the peas from becoming tender.

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Nutritional Information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

  • Calories
  • 293
  • Carbohydrate
  • 43 g
  • Fat
  • 5 g
  • Fiber
  • 17 g
  • Protein
  • 21 g
  • Saturated Fat
  • 1 g
  • Sodium
  • 297 mg

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