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Split Pea Soup

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Split Pea Soup
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8
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Comfort food in a bowl, homemade soup does wonders for the soul! ...MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups dried split peas, (1 pound/500 g), sorted and rinsed
8 cups water
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
2 medium celery stalks, finely chopped (1 cup)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 ham bone or 2 pounds (1 kg) shanks
3 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices (1 1/2 cups)

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat peas and water to boiling in 4-quart Dutch oven. Boil uncovered 2 minutes; remove from heat. Cover and let stand 1 hour.
  • 2
    Stir in onion, celery and pepper. Add ham bone. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 1 hour 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
  • 3
    Remove ham bone; remove ham from bone. Trim excess fat from ham; cut ham into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • 4
    Stir ham and carrots into soup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 30 minutes or until carrots are tender and soup is desired consistency.

Expert Tips

  • How-To Preparing split peas for cooking is easy! Just pick over the dried split peas and discard any grit or discoloured peas. Place the split peas in a bowl, and cover them with water. After a minute or two, remove any skins or split peas that float to the top. Finally, rinse the split peas in a colander.
  • Substitution Looking for another option for a ham bone? Use 2 pounds (1 kg) smoked pork hocks.
  • Serve With Serve this hearty soup with warm crusty bread and a fresh green salad drizzled with raspberry vinaigrette.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 8 servings about 1 1/2 cups each
Calories
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2
Saturated Fat
1
Cholesterol
15
Sodium
30
Dietary Fiber
13
Protein
17
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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