Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Split Pea and Ham Soup recipe? Learn how to make Split Pea and Ham Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by hen_solo

Makes 6 servings



My version of the recipe from a Classic Canadian Cookbook

Recipe Ingredients for Split Pea and Ham Soup

2 cups (1 lb) dried split peas
12 cups water
1/4 cup smoked ham, chopped (bacon)
1 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)
1 cup finely chopped carrots (2 large)
1/2 cup chopped celery, stalk and leaves
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1 salt, bay leaf

Recipe Directions for Split Pea and Ham Soup

  1. Combine the peas and water. Bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and let stand 1 hour. Skim any impurities from the top.

  2. Chop bacon and onion finely and fry in a pan until soft and aromatic. Add to the peas, along with the vegetables, and seasonigs but not the salt. Simmer uncovered about 2 hours or until the peas are tender.

  3. Taste, add salt if necessary.

  4. For a smooth soup, mash or blend. Return to saucepan. Heat through. For better flavour, serve the following day.

  5. Garish with croutons or 1 tsp sour cream or yoghurt in each bowl. I like it with 2 tbsp of Greek Yoghurt, a sprinkle of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and a sprinkle of Tobasco sauce.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 593.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
251
Calories from Fat
13
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.4g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
3mg
1%
Sodium
146mg
6%
Potassium
781mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
43.9g
15%
Dietary Fiber
17.9g
72%
Sugars
7.1g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 64% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 7% Iron 17%
* 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
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
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