Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
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
- 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.
- Add broth, water, onion, carrot, celery, ham, ginger and marjoram to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- 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