Split Pea and Ham Soup

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Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup


3 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

2 medium carrots, sliced

1/2 stalk celery, chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 cups dried yellow split peas, rinsed

1/2 cup dried green split peas, rinsed

1/4 cup dried lentils, rinsed

9 cups chicken broth

1 bay leaf

1 cup diced ham

salt & pepper to taste

1/2 cup water, optional


In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-low heat.

Saute onions, carrots celery and garlic for 5 minutes or until softened.

Add split peas, lentils, broth, ham and bay leaf to pot.

Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

Remove bay leaf and puree soup in the blender.

Add salt & pepper to taste.

Serve with a nice slice of homemade bread.



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