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Ham & Split Pea Soup

A recipe by Julie Van Rosendaal

Ham & Split Pea Soup

Total Time:

55mins

Prep:

10mins

Cook:

45mins

Skill Level:

Easy

Ingredients

  • canola or olive oil, for cooking
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup diced Grimm’s ham
  • 3 cups dry green or yellow dried split peas
  • 4 - 5 small red or yellow-skinned potatoes, quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 8 cups (2 L) chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make It

1.

In a medium pot or Dutch oven, heat a generous drizzle of oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onion, celery and carrots for 3-4 minutes, or until soft.

2.

Add the ham, split peas, potatoes, thyme and stock, grind over a good amount of pepper and bring to a simmer.

3.

Cook, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes, or until the peas are very soft.

4.

Stir, mashing the mixture up against the side of the pot with the back of a spoon to create some pea puree along with the chunks.

5.

Taste and season with salt if it needs it.

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