Scenes from my Pantry: Split Pea Soup with Ham

PUBLISHED ON: 03.08.2014

It is almost spring!  We have one last cool weather soup hurrah before winter is officially over.  In honor of hearty and comforting soups I bring to you…..Split Pea with Ham.

 

Split Pea Soup with Ham
Serves 6-8
 
 
Ingredients:
1-lb dried split peas, rinsed and drained
2- quarts vegetable or chicken broth
1 ham bone
1 bay leaf
2 onions, chopped
3 carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
A good pinch of dried thyme
Salt and black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons vegetable or olive oil
Directions:
1.  Heat oil in a 4-quart pot.  Add chopped carrots, celery and onions. Sauté until softened (about 5 minutes).
2.  Add broth, split peas, ham bone, dried thyme, bay leaf, salt and black pepper.
3.  Bring to a boil, then simmer covered for approximately 1-1/12 hours.  Remove bone, cut-off meat, and return the ham to the soup.   Cook another 30 minutes or until tender.  Adjust seasonings to taste.  Discard bay leaf.  Ready to serve.
Enjoy!

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