Split Pea Soup - Suggestions Welcomed!
Friday, November 06, 2009
Well, I tried my hand today at making some home-made split pea soup. It didn't turn out too bad and my DH thought it was good, if a little bland. He thought some cut up ham or bacon bits would have been a nice addition. I might do that for him in the future ~ but I'll probably skip the meat. Any suggestions my spark friends have for giving this a bit more zip would be much appreciated as I would like to make this again. It was easy, filling, low cal and made me feel a bit like Betty Crocker!
2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced into small chunks
20 baby carrots, diced into small chunks
1/2 large onion, diced into small chunks
2 T Butter
8 Cups Chicken Broth
2 Cups Green Split Peas (dry)
1 T Rosemary
Salt / Pepper to Taste
Saute veggies in Butter in a medium soup pot over low/medium heat for 5 minutes until softened. Add chicken broth, dry split peas and spices. Sitr and bring to low boil, then cover and simmer for 45-60 minutes. Enjoy!
Makes 5-6 hearty servings