Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
Original recipe is weight watchers... but it is in my nature to tweak even the best recipe. My biggest change was adding stock for half the water and beefing up the vegetables.
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup dried split peas, rinsed
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- 1⁄2 cup ham, slivered
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- Heat the oil in a saucepan, saute the onion, carrot, and garlic until softened 5 minutes.
- Add the split peas water and broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce the heat and simmer until the peas are tender, approxiamtely 1 hour.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
My husband loves split pea soup; thank u for sharing a healthy version! I used dried onion & jarred minced garlic but had no carrots. I also only had chicken broth & used the suggestion to replace 1/2 the water w/ broth. For marjoram, the kitchen dictionary said thyme was a good sub, so that's what I used! I used closer to a cup of lean ham since hubby loves ham, and about an hour was just right to cook the peas. The back of the bag of peas said cooking takes 20-30 min--but an hour worked fine! He enjoyed this with a sandwich; said it needed more salt but he enjoys salty foods LOL! Thanks again for sharing!
Wow! This was so easy and so tasty, loved it. I am on weight watchers, so I really wanted to reduce the fat even further. I used no oil, 1 tbl of onion powder and and 1 tsp. of garlic powder. I used better than boullion ham base in the water insted of the ham. I also used better than boullion vegetable base in water for the broth. After an hour I ended up adding a little more water and cooking about 10 minutes longer to get them the way I like them. Thanks so much- I need to figure out the points.
This was sooooooooooooo easy to do, Replaced oil with stock too, GREAT taste for everyday or entertaining, Comfort soup for when it is raining! Thanks!