Recipes

Organic Split Pea Soup with Ham

Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett

Recipe courtesy of: http://www.myorganicrecipes.com

The best way to start a meal may be with an old fashion split pea soup.
 
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What's in it

Ingredients

2 smoked ham hocks

16 oz dry split peas

2 white turnips, peeled and cut in cubes

1 red bell pepper, cut in cubes

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

8 cups water

salt and pepper to taste

1 bay leaf

½ cup parsley, chopped

¼ teaspoon allspice

2 tablespoons olive oil

How to cook it

Directions

  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat on a big pot for soup.
  • Add onion, celery, carrots, pepper, turnips and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add split peas, ham hocks, water, bay leaf, salt, pepper, allspice. Heat to boiling over high heat.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the split peas are cooked.
  • Remove , sprinkle with parsley and serve.