Pea Soup – Simple Split Pea with Ham Soup Recipe
When you think of pea soup, you might just think it’s a difficult soup to prepare at home so why bother. But – nothing is further from the truth. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a nutritious and delicious bowl of warm pea soup that only takes about 10 minutes of prep work.
The pea soup soup simmers for a couple of hours on the stove, but doesn’t really need much attention other than an occasional stir.
You can find dried “split” peas just about anywhere, but we found a nice organic brand at Trader Joe’s.
You don’t have to use ham in this soup, you can also use Canadian bacon which is a little bit leaner than traditional ham.
Make this delicious and hearty slip pea soup on a cold and wintry day. A simple pea soup recipe.
- 1 medium onion, chopped fine
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2-3 medium carrots, sliced thin (about 1 cup)
- 1 lb. bag of organic dried green split peas
- 1/2 lb. ham slice
- 5 cups chicken broth
- 3 cups water
- 2 teaspoons chicken soup base
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1/4 cup quality dry sherry
Using a soup pot, cook onions in oil and butter until onions are tender.
Add ham and continue cooking for about 2 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients, except for the dry sherry.
Stir well to combine and bring to a light boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Lift the lid and stir occasionally.
After 2 hours, add the dry sherry and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes.
It just takes a few healthy ingredients to cook up a tasty pot of pea soup. Try this so simple split pea soup recipe for a healthy dinner this week.
This is also a great recipe that can use up some of that leftover holiday ham! And while you’re at it, try our super delicious crockpot wedding soup that is perfect for chilly days.