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Split Pea Soup

Photo: Ryan Benyi; Styling: Stephana Bottom
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 4 hrs
Yield Serves 8

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

Nutrition Information

  • calories 159
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 1 g
  • protein 14 g
  • carbohydrate 21 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 16 mg
  • sodium 1104 mg

How to Make It

  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.