Dried peas are a great source of FIBER and molybdenum. You can add any extra vegetables to this soup that you want! You can also use a few toppings including oyster crackers, feta cheese, shredded cheddar, chopped green onion, or bacon bits (shhhh- more 20).
Split Pea Soup
1 lb dried split peas
1 lb fully cooked lean ham, diced
2 large carrots, diced
1 medium onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, pressed and minced
3 cups vegetable broth or stock
1 cup skim milk
2 cups water
1 tsp Canola oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1. In skillet, saute ham, garlic, and onion in oil until onion becomes translucent.
2. Combine all items in a large stock pot. Bring to boil.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. Peas will transform into a lovely green broth.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Info per 1 cup serving: 193 calories, 3 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 21 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber