Sunday, December 18, 2011

Split Pea Soup for the Whole Family

This is such an easy recipe the whole family can enjoy. I've always been kind of scared to make homemade soups, but I'm finding that it's so easy! I love split pea soup and figured I'd try coming up with my own recipe. Split peas are extremely nutritious. They are a great source of B-Vitamins, folate, fiber, vitamin A, potassium, and protein. I added carrots to this soup too which is an amazing source of vitamin A and betacarotene.  You can serve this to little ones 7+ months. My whole family had this for lunch 2 days in a row! It's super yummy!

Here's what you need:
1 32oz container vegetable stock or broth
2 cups organic dried split peas
1 cup finely diced organic carrots
1/2 onion finely diced
3/4 cup chopped ham ( I used low sodium deli ham)
1 tblsp olive oil

Pour 2 cups dried split peas in a large pot. Add diced carrots, onions and ham. Pour vegetable stock into pot making sure all the vegetables are covered. Cover and cook on stove over medium heat for 2 hours. Check on it frequently as you will probably need to add water and stir when the vegetable stock starts to evaporate. Keep adding water until you get your desired consistency. Season with a little salt and pepper if desired.


  1. I like split peas in patties- I am not a fan of soup

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