Hearty Split Pea SoupSubmitted by: KYMBERLEE42
IntroductionThis soup is hearty and you will never realize that it's good for you. It's very filling and I love to make a big pot of it when it's super cold outside. I always make sure to keep some of this in my freezer for days when I don't feel like cooking. This soup is hearty and you will never realize that it's good for you. It's very filling and I love to make a big pot of it when it's super cold outside. I always make sure to keep some of this in my freezer for days when I don't feel like cooking.
1 bag Goya Dried Split Peas
1 Cup Onion finely chopped
1 Medium Carrot coarsely chopped
10 ounces 97% fat free Ham-I prefer Smithfield
1 tbs fresh minced garlic
8 cups water
Salt and Pepper to taste
While sorting through your dried peas, pour 8 cups water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Add dried peas to pot and bring back to boil. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. While the soup is boiling, chop ham into bite sized pieces and sautee in a Pam sprayed skillet until lightly browned. Add ham and all remaining ingredients, reserving 1/4 cup onion, to peas and reduce heat to low. Simmer ingredients until peas have cooked through, about 3 hours. At this point, you can also transfer the pea soup from the stove into a crock pot and cook for 4-6 hours on a low setting.
When serving soup, use the reserved 1/4 cup raw onion for garnish on top of the hot split pea soup for a wonderful crunchy taste to go with the creamy smooth texture of the split peas and the smoked flavor of the ham. This soup is always a favorite and is low enough in calories to have for lunch or hearty enough to have for dinner.
Number of Servings: 10
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KYMBERLEE42.