Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.

From EatingWell: January/February 2012
Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each
Active Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  2. 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  3. 4 cups water
  4. 2 cups diced yellow onion
  5. 1 cup diced carrot
  6. 1 cup finely diced celery
  7. 8 ounces ham, trimmed and diced
  8. 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  10. Freshly ground pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. Place split peas in a medium bowl. Wash with cold water until the water runs clear; drain and spread in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Add broth, water, onion, carrot, celery, ham, ginger and marjoram to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Season with pepper.

Tips & Notes

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving: 329 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 20 g fiber; 691 mg sodium; 1065 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (57% daily value), Folate (56% dv), Potassium (31% dv), Magnesium (26% dv), Iron (22% dv), Zinc (21% dv).

Cover and cook for 5 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low. Season with pepper. Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat