In the winter time, soup is a good choice to warm you up. We are having some record cold weather here in New York, and today I will give you a recipe on Split pea soup.
I am making the vegetarian split pea, and you are welcome to add the ham bone if you like~
2 cups of dried split peas
1 Bay leaf
1/2 cup chopped onion
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup chopped celery
2 quarts water
1/4 teas. thyme
1/2 cup carrots
Rinse and drain split peas. Put in a large kettle with 1 quart water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the onion, carrots and celery.
If you would like to use the split peas as a veggie or main dish, cook only 30-40 minutes.
If you would like split pea soup or puree, cook 45-60 minutes
Nutritional Facts: Each 1/4 cup of soup has 90 calories, o fat, o cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 3 grams sugar and 9 grams dietary fiber.
The recipe for split pea soup was taken and modified from C and F foods, Inc. Corporate office is in the City of Industry, CA, 91755