Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup Recipe
Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 4 Hours

Nutritional Information

Calories 159
Fat 3 g
Satfat 1 g
Protein 14 g
Carbohydrate 21 g
Fiber 8 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 1104 mg

Ingredients

2 bay leaves
5 allspice berries
10 whole peppercorns
3 whole cloves
1 pound dried green split peas, rinsed
1 1/2 cups diced ham
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs celery, diced
2 carrots, diced
6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons minced fresh mint
Salt and pepper

Preparation

1. Loosely wrap bay leaves, allspice berries, peppercorns and cloves in cheesecloth and tie securely with kitchen string. Place in slow cooker. Add split peas, ham, onion, celery and carrots. Stir in chicken broth.

2. Cover and cook on high until peas are falling apart, about 4 hours. Remove and discard cheesecloth. Stir in mint and season with salt and pepper to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Note:

April 2010
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