Split Pea and Potato Soup
A delicious soup is a perfect light, and healthy lunch idea. Try out this great recipe for a yummy Split Pea and Potato Soup. Recipes for homemade soup are all usually quite simple to make, and this one is no different. When it comes to healthy soups, this one has it all, celery, split peas and potatoes. So it's not only healthy, but it's also really hearty. If you need a bowl of soup that is going to fill your belly, this is the one to try. When you see how easy this soup is to make, you'll find that eating healthy, home cooked meals isn't so hard after all. All it takes is a little planning and some prep work, but it's so worth it in the end. Not only do recipes for homemade soup taste better than canned soups, but they are also much healthier since they don't include preservatives and high amounts of sodium. For best results, try to use organic produce for this recipe.***
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2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup chopped ham (optional)
1 stalk celery, chopped
8 cups soup broth (vegetable, chicken or beef, canned or tetra packs)
2 cups split peas
1 large bay leaf
black pepper, 1-2 turns of grinder
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cumin
2 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cubed and washed
1 carrot, chopped
Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat
Add the onion and cook until translucent and tender, about 2 minutes.
Add the chopped ham cook until it has a golden brown color.
Add the celery and cook another 2 minutes.
Add the soup broth and the split peas, along with the bay leaf, pepper, salt and cumin.
Add the potatos and carrots. Bring to a boil, then turn to simmer and cook for 40 to 60 minutes or until the peas are soft. Stir frequently to keep the solids from burning on the bottom of the pot.
Do a taste test and season with salt and pepper if needed.
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Nutrition Facts for: Split Pea and Potato Soup From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, ham, celery, soup broth, split peas, bay leaf, black pepper, sea salt, cumin, potatoes, carrot.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.* Per serving: Calories 385, Calories from Fat 52, Total Fat 5.8g 9%, Saturated Fat 1.4g 7%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 1540mg 64%, Potassium 1342mg 38%, Carbohydrates 58.1g 19%, Dietary Fiber 20.3g 81% Sugars 8.3g, Protein 26.8g, Vitamin A 41%, Vitamin C 32%, Calcium 10%, Iron 33%
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