Split Pea, Ham, and Leek Soup

Split Pea, Ham, and Leek Soup

We added leeks to the classic ham and pea soup for this recipe. Serve it with crusty bread for a low-fat dinner.

Recipe from Ladies' Home Journal
SERVINGS
8
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 35 mins

Split Pea, Ham, and Leek Soup

We added leeks to the classic ham and pea soup for this recipe. Serve it with crusty bread for a low-fat dinner.

Split Pea, Ham, and Leek Soup
SERVINGS
8
PREP TIME
25 mins
TOTAL TIME
1 hr 35 mins
Ingredients
  • 3   tablespoons olive oil
  • 1   pound leeks, white and pale-green parts only, chopped
  • 2   carrots, chopped
  • 1   celery rib, chopped
  • 4   garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1  1 1/2 - 2  pound smoked ham hock
  • 1  1  pound package dried yellow split peas
  • 1   bay leaf
  • 3   sprigs fresh thyme
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Directions
1. 
Heat oil in a 6-quart pot over moderate heat. Add leeks, carrots, and celery, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, 1 minute. Add 3 quarts water and remaining ingredients; simmer, loosely covered, until split peas are very tender, about 1 hour.
2. 
Remove and discard bay leaf and thyme sprigs. Transfer ham hock to a cutting board. Puree soup in small batches in blender until smooth. Transfer to a clean pot. Remove skin and fat from ham hock. Pull meat from bone and shred into bite-size pieces. Add 3/4 of ham to soup and reheat over moderate heat, stirring occasionally; salt and pepper to taste.
3. 
To serve, ladle soup into bowls and garnish with remaining ham. Makes 8 servings.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 290, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 10, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 41, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 19, sodium (mg) 328, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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