Source: CanolaInfo Test Kitchen | Category: Diabetes-Friendly, Heart-Smart, Soups & Stews

Classic Split Pea Soup

This timeless soup will have your guests green with envy over your culinary skills.

Classic Split Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil 20 mL
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion 125 mL
  • 3/4 cup diced carrot 175 mL
  • 3/4 cup diced potato 175 mL
  • 1 cup yellow split peas 250 mL
  • 4 cups water 1 L
  • 4 packages( 4 1/4 oz/6.5 g each) light instant chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham 125 mL
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper 0.5 mL

Instructions

  • 1. In large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat and add onion, carrot and potato. Sauté until vegetables are tender.
  • 2. Add split peas, water, bouillon, ham and bay leaf.
  • 3. Bring to boil; reduce heat; cover and allow to simmer for about 45-60 minutes or until peas are tender and soup has thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Add pepper just before serving.

Yield

6 servings

serving size

1 cup (250 mL)

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Calories200
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Carbohydrates26 g
Fiber10 g
Protein12 g
Sodium460 mg