Ham And Split Pea Soup
- 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
- 1 1/2 cups diced smoked ham
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 cup green split peas
- 1 can chicken broth - (14 1/2 oz) mixed with
- 1 can water
- 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
- Salt to taste
- Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepot over medium heat. Cook ham 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add remaining tablespoon of oil to pot. Cook onion 5 minutes, until softened. Add peas, broth mixture and sage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 35 minutes, or until peas are tender.
Puree half the soup in a blender, and return to pot along with reserved ham. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe yields 6 servings.
Carbohydrates: 21.5 grams
Net Carbs: 16.5 grams
Fiber: 5 grams
Protein: 15.5 grams
Fat: 7.5 grams