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Ham And Split Pea Soup

Low Carbohydrate Recipe

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

Ham And Split Pea Soup


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

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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