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  • 2 leeks, white parts sliced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 19 ounce can ready-to-serve green split pea with bacon soup
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)
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How to Make Split Pea Soup

There is nothing better on a chilly day than a bowl of homemade soup. This split pea soup is delicious and freezes well so you are fine to add it to your make ahead recipes.

In a large saucepan cook leeks in hot oil over medium heat for 3 minutes or just until tender. Remove a few leeks with a slotted spoon and set aside. Stir in soup, juice, carrots, ham, and pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Ladle into serving bowls and top with reserved leeks and, if desired, mint.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 291, Fat, total (g) 4, chol. (mg) 3, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 51, Monounsaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 7, sugar (g) 17, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 58, vit. C (mg) 8, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (g) 89, sodium (mg) 1038, Potassium (mg) 705, calcium (mg) 40, iron (mg) 3, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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