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Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Categories: Low-fat
Type: Soups and Stews

Split pea soup deserves a better reputation. Try this great recipe on your family today!

Serves: 6 cups

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups water or unsalted chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups dried green split peas, cleaned
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled, halved lengthwise, and sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced (include the leaves)
  • 6 ounces ham, at least 97% lean, diced (about 1 1/8 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons instant chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons crushed fresh garlic
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

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Directions:

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a 3-quart pot, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour, or until the peas are soft and the liquid is thick.
  2. Remove the bay leaf from the soup, and discard. Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, and serve hot.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Best-Kept Secrets of Healthy Cooking by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. Copyright © 2000 by Sandra Woodruff.

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