Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Split Pea and Ham Soup 150

A ham bone lends smoky flavour to the soup. The tangy garnish adds a little zip. Or just sprinkle the soup with croutons.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ham bone
  • 2 cups dried split green peas
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 cup chopped celery with leaves
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon dried savory
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Garnish:
  • 1 stalk celery finely diced
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

Method

In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine ham bone, 8 cups (2 L) water, peas, onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, savory, salt, pepper and cloves; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until peas are tender, about 2 hours.

Garnish: Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix celery, onion and vinegar; set aside.

Remove meat from ham bone; chop into bite-size pieces and return to soup. Discard bone and bay leaves. Top each bowlful with spoonful of garnish.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 471 mg
  • Protein 15 g
  • Calories 210.0
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat trace
  • Total carbohydrate 35 g

%RDI

  • Iron 17.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 48.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 35.0
  • Vitamin C 5.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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Split Pea and Ham Soup