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Golden Split Pea Soup

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Golden Split Pea Soup
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 7
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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.

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

Directions

  • 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.
Tips  

Instant bouillon is a commercially prepared dehydrate that's a quick, easy way to flavor soups and stews. Instant beef, chicken and vegetable bouillon is available in jars as granules or cubes and is found in the soup section of supermarkets. Instant bouillon can be substituted for canned or homemade broth by dissolving 1 teaspoon of granules or 1 cube per cup of hot water.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
20
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
3%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
1030mg
43%
Total Carbohydrate
43g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
16g
64%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
20g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
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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