Ham and Split Pea Soup
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Ingredients
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    2   tablespoons 
    extra virgin olive oil, divided
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    1/2  pound 
    diced smoked ham
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    1   
    small onion, chopped
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    1   cup 
    green split peas
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    14 1/2  ounces 
    chicken broth
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    1/2  tablespoon 
    fresh sage

Directions
1.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepot over medium heat. Cook ham 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add remaining tablespoon of oil to pot. Cook onion 5 minutes, until softened. Add peas, broth mixture and sage. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and cook 35 minutes, or until peas are tender.
2.
Puree half the soup in a blender, and return to pot along with reserved ham. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes for flavors to blend. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 204, Fat, total (g) 7, fiber (g) 9, pro. (g) 15, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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