Split Pea Soup with Ham

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Split Pea Soup with Ham

2 tablespoons olive oil

3 carrots, diced

3 celery stalks, diced

1 large onion, diced

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dried thyme

8 cups vegetable broth

4 cups diced ham

1 20-oz. bag Hurst’s Green Split Peas with Ham Flavor


Sauté carrots, celery and onion in olive oil for 3 minutes then add garlic and continue to sauté for 2 additional minutes. Add pepper, thyme, broth, ham, split peas (with seasoning packet) and stir well. Bring to a boil then reduce to medium-low heat, cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes or until peas are tender.


Notes:

  • Feel free to use chicken broth instead of vegetable broth. I wanted the peas and mirepoix to be more at the front of things in this recipe so I used vegetable broth to highlight them.
  • If you can’t find Hurst’s Green Split Peas with Ham Flavor in your market, please ask your grocer for them. Until then, you use any dried split peas then add salt to taste and 1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke. You can also order them online!
  • I imagine you can make this in a crock pot but I’m not sure about cooking times since the peas are so small. I’d start with 4 hours on high and see how things go.
  • I think this would be FABULOUS in bread bowls!