Simple Split Pea Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Simple Split pea soup recipe? Learn how to make Simple Split pea soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by leesha97

Makes 6 servings



I hope I won't get in trouble for plagiarizing, this recipe is from Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything.

Recipe Ingredients for Simple Split pea soup

2 cups split peas
1/4 pound ham
1/2 large onion
3 carrots chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
6 cups water
1 salt to taste

Recipe Directions for Simple Split pea soup

  1. Chop onion, ham, and carrot into small pieces, place each ingredient in a small bowl.

  2. Rinse peas and give them a once-over, searching for small rocks or whatnot. You can soak them if that is your method, I never do and don't mind the longer cooking time (it adds about 45 minutes to the cooking time not to soak.)

  3. Heat up large soup pot. With the burner on high, put in olive oil, wait until it gets hot, then add onion. After two minutes, drop heat to medium high and add ham. Stir and agitate until onions are caramelized.

  4. Add water.

  5. Add peas and carrots.

  6. Bring soup just to a boil, then drop the heat to medium low for the rest of the cooking time.

  7. At this point, add a little salt, then after the soup has been cooking for an hour, taste it and add salt according to your preference.

  8. Total cooking time is anywhere from an hour and forty-five minutes to two and a half hours.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 365.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
282
Calories from Fat
32
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.5g
5%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
311mg
13%
Potassium
817mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates
44.4g
15%
Dietary Fiber
18.0g
72%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
19.6g
Vitamin A 104% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 6% Iron 18%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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