Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Servings: 8

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours

To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker

Recipe Description:

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.

Recipe 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

Recipe Steps:

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.

Recipe Nutrition:

Per serving: 329 calories; 3 g fat (1 g sat, 1 g mono); 16 mg cholesterol; 51 g carbohydrate; 0 g added sugars; 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).

2 Carbohydrate Servings

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat

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