Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Try this healthier recipe for split pea soup

This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.


    3 cups yellow split peas, (about 1 1/2 pounds)

    4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

    4 cups water

    2 cups diced yellow onion

    1 cup diced carrot

    1 cup finely diced celery

    8 ounces ham, trimmed and diced

    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

    1 teaspoon dried marjoram

    Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Prep time: 25 minutes | Total time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours

  1. Place split peas in a medium bowl. Wash with cold water until the water runs clear; drain and spread in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add broth, water, onion, carrot, celery, ham, ginger and marjoram to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Season with pepper.

Tip & Notes 

Prep Tip: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker


Recipe makes 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Per serving: 329 calories; 3g fat (1g sat, 1g mono); 16mg cholesterol; 51g carbohydrates; 28g protein; 20g fiber; 691mg sodium; 1065mg potassium;

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Folate (56% dv), Potassium (31% dv), Magnesium (26% dv), Iron (22% dv), Zinc (21% dv).

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat 

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