Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup
Staff Writer

Cindy’s Table

This is one of my daughter's favorite soups, and once you try it, it'll be yours, too.

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6
Servings
586
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  dried split peas
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • onions, thinly sliced
  • stalks celery, chopped
  • carrots, chopped
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  sea salt
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 1  Teaspoon  marjoram
  • 1 1/2  Pound  ham bone
  • 4  Cups  water
  • 4  Cups  low-sodium chicken broth

Directions

In a large pot, cover the peas with 2 quarts cold water and soak overnight. If you need a faster method, simmer the peas gently for 2 minutes, and then soak for 1 hour. For best results, go with the overnight method.

Melt the butter in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, and carrots. Sauté until the vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add the pork and marjoram and stir for 1 minute. Add the peas, the 4 cups of water, chicken broth, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Partially cover the pot and simmer the soup until the pork and vegetables are tender peas are falling apart, stirring often, about 45 minutes.

Pull out the bone, pull the meat off, and chop. Return to the pan and simmer for 15 minutes or until ready to serve.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
16%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
77mg
26%
Carbohydrate, by difference
73g
56%
Protein
51g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
181µg
26%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
17µg
19%
Calcium, Ca
159mg
16%
Choline, total
177mg
42%
Copper, Cu
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
21g
84%
Folate, total
248µg
62%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
108mg
34%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
14mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
642mg
92%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
34µg
62%
Sodium, Na
1436mg
96%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
311g
12%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Split Pea Soup Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Split Pea Soup Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.