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Ham And Split Pea Soup

Low Carbohydrate Recipe

This makes a fantastic soup for anyone, not just low carbers. Diced smoked ham with onion, green split peas, chicken broth all seasoned with sage, salt and pepper.

Ingredients

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

Recipe Directions

Soup

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.

Nutrition Information

This recipe yields 6 servings
47 Calories; 5g Fat (85.0 percent calories from fat); trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 2mg Sodium.

Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat

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