Split Pea Soup


Prep Time

15 minutes

Prep Notes

Choose organic ingredients to avoid chemicals and GMO

Cooking Time

1 hour

Yields

4-6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups dried green split peas (soaked overnight and rinsed), 1 meaty ham bone or 1 ham hock, 1 lb diced ham, 2 Tbs ghee or olive oil, 1 cup yellow onion (chopped), 1 cup carrots (diced), 2 celery ribs with leaves (chopped), 2 cloves garlic (crushed), 1 tsp dried thyme, 1 bay leaf, ¼ cup parsley (chopped), 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp ground black pepper, 6-8 cups water or vegetable broth.

Directions

1. Place the peas in a large bowl, cover with water by 2 inches and soak 8 hours or overnight. Drain the peas and set aside. 

2. Score the ham hock or bone, place in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat up the ghee or oil in a large pot over medium-high heat, sauté onion and garlic for 3mn. Add carrots and celery and sauté for another 5mn. 

4. Add the ham bone/hock and ham and cook until it starts browning. 

5. Add the drained peas, s & p, and herbs. Cook and stir for 3mn. 

6. Add the water or broth, cover and cook for 1 hour until peas are very soft and ham falls off the bone. 

7. Serve with sprinkled parsley on top.

Notes

This comforting soup can be made with or without ham for a vegan/vegetarian version. Make it ahead of time and reheat or make in a crockpot for busy days. 

Gluten-free, Vegan, Vegetarian. 

Credit

Alexandra Le Ny Health Coaching