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
348
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
6g
9%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Carbohydrate, by difference
58g
45%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
177µg
25%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
10µg
11%
Calcium, Ca
143mg
14%
Choline, total
42mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
113µg
28%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
71mg
22%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
215mg
31%
Selenium, Se
12µg
22%
Sodium, Na
786mg
52%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
370g
14%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.