Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split pea soup with ham is delicious, and also low in calories. Give your family a treat by making this soup for dinner along with some delectable garlic bread.
A delectable soup goes well with any type of meal menu, be it family gatherings or just your regular lunch. Very often, we are not sure about which soup will complement the main dish. So, plan ahead and decide the type of soup you will make for a complete meal. Although you can opt for the canned variety, the taste of freshly made soup is delightful. Also, by making soups on your own, you can add ingredients and flavoring herbs as per your choice. A delicious and filling preparation that you can try out is split pea soup with ham.

The actual nutrient count will differ based on the ingredients used in the soup. This type of soup is healthy, as it is low in cholesterol content and high in fiber and vitamin A. The total calories in ham and split pea soup is comparatively low, provided that you use water in the recipe, not chicken broth or fattening liquid. In order to reap maximum health benefits, add more vegetables like carrots, celery, and onions to the dish.

#1

Ingredients
  • Leftover ham bone with meat attached, 1 lb.
  • Dried split peas, 1 lb.
  • Chopped carrots, 1 cup
  • Chopped onions, 1 cup
  • Minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • Freshly ground black pepper, 2 tsp.
  • Salt as per taste
Directions for Preparation

Place the ham bone having sufficient amount of meat in a crock pot, add water up to the required level, cover lid and cook at low setting for about 8 hours. Or else, simmer it overnight. Next day, turn off heat and allow it to cool down. Remove the attached meat and cut into bite size pieces. You can discard bone, cartilage, and fatty part. Return the cut ham meat to the pot and add dried split peas, carrot, onion, garlic, black pepper, and salt. Cover and cook in medium setting for about 2 hours. Mash the cooked peas for a thicker soup. This is how you can make the best split pea and ham soup in crock pot. Pour soup in serving bowls, garnish with flavorful herbs and serve hot.

#2

Ingredients
  • Ham bone, 1 (with adhering meat)
  • Salt pork, ¼ lb.
  • Dried split green peas, 1 (16 oz.) bag
  • Large onion, 1 (finely chopped)
  • Medium carrots, 2 (peeled and finely diced)
  • Minced fresh garlic, 1 tbsp.
  • Large bay leaf, 1
  • Oil, 2 tbsp.
  • Chicken broth, 4 (14 oz.) cans
  • Water, 2 cups
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Whipped cream (optional)
Directions for Preparation

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Stir in minced garlic and sauté for another 3 minutes, or until soft. Gently pour chicken broth and water. Bring to a boil and add the ham bone, salt pork, dried split peas, and bay leaf. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 2 hours or till soup thickens. Stir in diced carrots, salt, and pepper. Take out cooked ham bone and pull adhering meat. Tear it into smaller pieces, and return the bone as well as meat to the soup. Cook further for 5-8 minutes. Remove soup from heat, pour into soup bowls and serve.
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