Split Pea Soup

1 Tbl olive oil

2 oz smoked pork or ham

1 large onion, chopped

2 large carrots, chopped

2 stalks celery, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

6 cups water

2 cans (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth

1 lb dried green split peas

2 Tbl soy sauce

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup fresh dill, snipped (or 3 T. dried)


In a large pot, heat oil and cook ham until starting to brown on edges.


Add onions, celery, carrots and garlic. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring as needed.


Add water, broth, dried peas, soy sauce, black pepper, and dill. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer, partially covered, for about 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Add water if needed.


Puree with a stick blender and serve, perhaps topped with a little Parmesan cheese.

Servings: 6

Cooking Times

Total Time: 120 minutes