Split Pea Soup
Why I Love This Recipe
Ingredients You'll Need
1.) 1/2 slice bacon, diced
2.) 1/2 medium onion, diced
3.) 1/4 medium carrot, diced
4.) 1/4 stalk celery, diced
5.) 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
6.) 1/4 teaspoon thyme
7.) 1/3 teaspoon marjoram
8.) 1/4 pound split peas, dried
9.) 3 cups chicken stock
10.) 1/4 teaspoon salt
11.) 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
Heat a medium pot over medium heat.
Add the bacon, cook, and render the fat.
Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook for 5 minutes,
or until the vegetables are tender.
Add thyme, marjoram, split peas, and chicken stock.
Bring to a simmer and cover for 1-1/2 - 2 hours, stirring occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom of the pot.
Pour the mixture into a food processor and blend until smooth. Add the salt and white pepper and mix well.Yield: 4 Servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (about 1 cup):
Calories: 131, Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 254 mg,
Carbohydrate: 18 g, Dietary Fiber: 6 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 9 g
Diabetic Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat.