Big Batch Split Pea Soup

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups green split peas 500 mL
  • ½ tsp salt 2 mL
  • ½ tsp pepper 2 mL
  • 8 cups reduced sodium chicken broth 2 L
  • 2 cups diced ham (about 10 oz/300g) 500 mL
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice 30 mL
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme 10 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook 3 min., until beginning to soften. Mix in carrots, celery, split peas, salt and pepper. Stir in broth. Bring just to a boil over high heat then reduce to a simmer. Cook, partially covered, 30 to 40 min., or until peas and vegetables are tender.

  • Step 2

    Use an immersion blender to purée soup until smooth. Stir in ham, lemon juice and thyme. Heat soup on low heat, 3 to 4 min., or until ham is warmed through. If soup is too thick, stir in an extra ½ cup (125 mL) to 1 cup (250 mL) water. Serve topped with croutons, if desired.

Tip

For a spicier soup, stir in a seeded and finely diced jalapeño pepper when adding carrots.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/10 of the recipe)
  • Calories 210
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1 g
  • Carbs 29 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 18 g
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Fibre 11 g
  • Sodium 940 mg

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