~ Hearty Split Pea, Ham & Leek Soup ~

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Cassie *
from Somewhere, PA

It's soup weather, my favorite time of the year. I used what I had on hand to develop this tasty soup. I love peas and I love this soup...the mild flavor of the leeks will not overpower the other wonderful flavors. Soup will become thicker as it cools as with most soups that include beans or peas. Your house will smell divine as this soup simmers. Enjoy!

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serves 6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   1 lb
    dry split peas
  •   1/2 small
    onion, chopped
  •   1
    leek, cleaned well and sliced thin
  •   2 stalk(s)
    celery, chopped
  •   2
    carrots, cleaned and chopped
  •   10 oz
    smoked ham, cubed
  •   4 c
    each - chicken broth and water
  •   1 Tbsp
    flavorful chicken base - optional
  •   1/2 tsp
    each - dried marjoram & dried thyme
  •   1
    bay leaf
  •   Salt
    and pepper to taste

How To Make

  • 1
    Place dried peas in colander and rinse well. Place in a saucepan and cover with water...bring to a boil and continue for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • 2
    Prepare vegetables and ham. In a Dutch oven, add 1 tablespoon oil of your choice. Saute the leeks, onion, carrots and celery, stirring often for 4 - 5 minutes or until softened.
  • 3
    Now, add the peas, ham, seasoning, broth, base and water. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat - cook for 1 - 1 1/2 hours or until peas are soft. Remove bay leaf.
  • 4
    Adjust seasonings if need be and serve hot!

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