Split Pea Soup

Prep time
0:20
Total Time
2:45
Rating
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Servings
8

Healthy, hearty, full of fiber and easily adaptable for vegetarians!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound split peas, rinsed and picked over
  • 2 quarts chicken broth
  • 12 pound Organic Prairie Hardwood Smoked Uncured Boneless Ham
  • 3 carrots, chopped fine
  • 4 onions, chopped
  • 1 leek, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Valley Unsalted Cultured Butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives
  • 12 teaspoon dried and crumbled savory
  • sea salt to taste
  • 12 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 teaspoon paprika

Directions

Rinse peas and combine in a large heavy pot with organic chicken broth, ham, carrots and half of the chopped onions.

Bring to a boil and skim the froth as it bubbles. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until peas are tender but not falling apart, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

In a large heavy skillet over moderate heat, saute minced leek and remaining onions in butter. Cook until onions become translucent (about 8-10 min.)

Add sauteed leek/onion mixture to the soup along with chives and spices. Continue to simmer, partially covered, until peas are falling apart and soup is thickened, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Add sauteed leek/onion mixture to the soup along with chives and spices. Continue to simmer, partially covered, until peas are falling apart and soup is thickened, 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

Notes

Kids in the Kitchen:

Picking over small split peas is a must for the little ones with "eagle eyes." Spread dried peas on a large cookie sheet for a close inspection and removal of unsavory objects. Older children may like to cube the ham and mince the "stinky" leeks, onions, and chives.

Fun ways to eat:

Dunk whole grain pita triangles into this thick hearty soup!

Serve with a crunchy salad and a yogurt!

Try an Organic Valley Stringle dunked into the soup, or cut up chunks of Organic Valley's famous Pepper Jack Cheese for a kick!

For vegetarians: Skip the ham and add cubed Organic Valley Pepper Jack Cheese!

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