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New Year's Day Soup

Yield 10 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced smoked lean ham
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black-eyed peas, undrained
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth
  • 2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Garnish: chopped fresh spinach

Nutrition Information

  • calories 144
  • fat 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • sodium 538 mg

How to Make It

  1. Saute first 5 ingredients over medium heat in a Dutch oven until vegetables are tender.

  2. Stir in black-eyed peas and next 4 ingredients; bring mixture to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour and 30 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups spinach, parsley, and pepper. Garnish, if desired.