Split Pea Soup Recipe

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


Submitted by paocesp

Makes 8 servings



From: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/easy-peasy-split-pea-soup-recipe/index.html

Recipe Ingredients for Split Pea Soup

3 oz Pork, Cured, Bacon Cooked, Broiled, Pan-fried Or Roasted
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 pound green split peas, washed and picked clean
6 cups water
3 cubes chicken bouillon
1 tomato, diced, for garnish

Recipe Directions for Split Pea Soup

  1. Slice the bacon into 1/2-inch chunks. Add to a large soup pot and cook over medium-high heat to render the fat and get crispy on all sides, about 8 minutes total. The more brown the better; just don't burn them. They are perfect when they are more chewy than juicy.

  2. Remove bacon chunks and set aside on a paper towel lined plate. Pour off all but 2 to 3 tablespoons of fat from the stock pot. Add the onion, carrot and celery with a pinch of salt and pepper and saute until onions are just translucent, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cumin and let cook another minute before adding the split peas and stock. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the peas are al dente (cooked through, but slightly firm and whole), about 20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Ladle out about 3 cups of the peas and carefully blitz the remaining soup using an immersion blender or countertop blender until creamy. If using a countertop blender be sure to only fill it about 1/3 the way up and start on a slow speed, then raise to a higher speed. This method will take a bit longer due to the need to blitz in batches. Pour the soup back into the pot. Return the 3 cups of peas to the soup and stir to combine and heat through. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and top with bacon, tomato and a squeeze of lime.

Categories

Vegetables, Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 273.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
266
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Sodium
342mg
14%
Potassium
684mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
37.1g
12%
Dietary Fiber
15.1g
60%
Sugars
5.5g
Protein
18.3g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 5% 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 cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
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