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Split Pea Soup

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Split peas are dried and halved along a natural seam in their pod and don't require presoaking. Not tied to any particular region, this dish is an all-American winter favorite.

Ingredients

  • 5 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic)
  • 2 cups green split peas
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 6 ounces diced Canadian bacon (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 310
  • caloriesfromfat 6 %
  • fat 2.1 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 23.5 g
  • carbohydrate 50.1 g
  • fiber 1.2 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 2.7 mg
  • sodium 864 mg
  • calcium 27 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in carrot, celery, pepper, and salt. Simmer, uncovered, 45 minutes or until peas are tender and soup thickens, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Serve immediately.