Split Pea Soup
This slow cooker split pea soup is a light, refreshing appetizer.
Cost $.90 per serving
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 2 celery stalks chopped
- 2 carrots chopped
- 3/4 pound ham chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
- 1 bay leaf
- 6 cups water
- 4 cups broth
- 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 lb dried split peas rinsed just before adding them to the crock pot
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Cook the onions, celery, and carrots until just tender. Add the ham and cook for another minute.
Transfer the vegetables and ham to a crock pot. Add the remaining ingredients to the crock pot and cook on high for 4 to 5 hours, or on low for 6 to 8 hours. The soup is done when the split peas are very tender.
Remove the bay leaf and puree the soup with an immersion blender, leaving some chunks of ham and carrots. This recipe yields 12 cups of soup.
Calories: 346kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 747mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2913IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3mg