Golden Split Pea Soup

Here's a lovely golden soup that's very thick and satisfying. Green split peas can be substituted for the yellow, if you prefer, but may need a slightly longer cooking time. A dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream for a garnish provides a tangy contrast to the earthy soup.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 7

Ingredients

1
(16-oz.) pkg. dry yellow split peas, sorted, rinsed and drained
7
cups water
1
cup sliced carrots
1/2
cup chopped onion
1/2
cup chopped celery
1
tablespoon chicken-flavor instant bouillon
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1
cup chopped cooked ham, if desired
  • 1 In Dutch oven or large saucepan, combine all ingredients except ham. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 to 60 minutes or until peas and vegetables are very tender.
  • 2 In blender container or food processor bowl with metal blade, blend half of soup until smooth. Return to Dutch oven; stir in ham. Cook over medium-low heat until thoroughly heated, stirring frequently.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cup
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    20),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    2g
    2%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    1030mg
    1030%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    43g
    43%
    (Dietary Fiber
    16g
    16%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    20g
    20%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    100%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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