Split Pea Soup with Ham

March 2023
15 March Split Pea


Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound split peas, picked over and washed
  • 4 cups ham or chicken stock
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

HEAT olive oil in a large, heavy pot, add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic, and cook over medium heat until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Add split peas, stock, water and bay leaf.

BRING to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Add cubed ham.


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