Recipe Monday

Split Pea Soup

It’s no secret that I’ve been on a soup kick lately. Split Pea Soup is one of my favorites from childhood. I love it, although it kind of bums me out that it’s so high in carbs. But there’s a decent amount of protein (and lots of fiber) in it, too!




  • 2 cups dried split peas
  • 7 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 8 oz ham, chopped
  • A few twists freshly ground pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • Additional 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine ham, 7 cups water, bay leaves, bouillon cubes, pepper and marjoram in a pot. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add onion, carrots and celery and cook for an additional 20-30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Add additional half cup water if soup seems thick. Season with salt, if needed.

Quick-glance nutrition information (from myfitnesspal app)

Servings: 9 (1 cup) | Calories: 197 | Fat: 0.5 grams | Carbs: 40.5 grams | Protein: 20.5 grams


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