Low Carb Recipe
Three low carb ham soup recipes including a split pea, cheese and a fiber packed soup with beans and ham.
Ham And Split Pea Soup
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.
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
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.
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
Ham and Cheese Soup
Tender ham in Ham and Cheese Soup flavored with onions, celery, bell pepper, bay leaf, basil in chicken stock. Chopped green onions garnish.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
1 cup diced ham 4 cups chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 cup cream
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup cubed Velveeta cheese
Chopped green onions for garnish
Fry all onions, celery, and bell pepper in oil until tender. Add ham and saute to release some oils and meld the flavors. Add stock/broth, bay leaf, and basil.
Simmer to reduce slightly (20 to 30 minutes). Add cream and return to boil to thicken a bit. Slowly add cheese - stirring constantly.
Serve immediately. Garnish with green onion. This recipe yields 8 servings.
Nutrition information: 64 Calories; 5g Fat (75.0% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 1105mg Sodium
Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat
Ham And Bean Soup
Ham And Bean Soup with very healthful veggies and seasonings with soy beans and cubed ham cooked into a delicious and hearty low carb soup.
8 ounces cubed ham
1/4 cup finely diced celery
1 cup water
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 can Eden black soy beans
1/4 cup tiny diced carrots
2 teaspoons minced onion
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic (optional)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium sauce pan, brown the ham. Add 1 cup of water and scrape glaze off bottom of pan. Add low-sodium chicken broth.
Drain the water from the can of beans. Add beans to the sauce pan.
Add all other ingredients. Stir. Bring to a boil; turn down heat and simmer for at least 1 hour to bring out the flavors -- the longer, the better (3 plus hours being best.)
Nutrition information: This recipe yields 6 servings at 3 grams of carbs per serving.