Friday, February 18, 2011

Split Pea Soup


Split pea soup is such a simple meal to make, yet it is so nutritious. I love meals like this that are so healthy and filling, yet super easy from start to finish.  Of course I have added a few extra ingredients to mine for a little extra flavor and nutrition.  You can either cook this in a pot on the stove or put the ingredients in the slow cooker and have it ready when you get home from a busy day.  Try it out and see what you think!

1 small onion, diced
1 carrot, shredded
1 tablespoon minced garlic
16 ounces dry split peas, rinsed and drained
6 cups water
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup cooked ham, diced

In a large pot, saute the onions and carrots in olive oil until soft.  Add the garlic and saute for a minute more while stirring.   Add in the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Once the soup begins to boil cover and turn the heat down to low.  Let simmer for about an hour or until the peas are soft.  Make sure you stir it every so often so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.  If the soup thickens too much add a little more water until you reach the desired consistency.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE split pea soup .. it's so nutritious too! Hey .. you have nine followers now! I put up a link on my blog too.

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  2. Thanks for the link! Nine followers are awesome at this point...except I am one of them...lol So really only eight Ha Ha! "All good things come to those who wait" Is that Biblical?? Anyway..it sounds good to me. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long.

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