Hearty Split Pea Vegetable Soup
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Hearty Split Pea Vegetable Soup
Hearty Split Pea Vegetable Soup
1 lb. ham hock
4 cups Chicken Broth
2 cups water
1-1/2 cups green split peas
3 carrots peeled and chopped
3 ribs celery chopped
1 large onion peeled and chopped
2 bay leaves
1-1/2 tsp. thyme leaves
Seasoned salt and pepper to taste freshly ground
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Combine all ingredients except thyme, salt and pepper in
a large stockpot and bring to
a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours
or until split peas are very tender. Remove ham hock and
bay leaf. Using a blender or stick blender, blend soup
until somewhat puréed, with some vegetable chunks
remaining. Return to pot and add seasonings; simmer for
10 minutes more.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Nutritional Information:
560 calories, 44 g protein, 21 g total fat (8 g sat.), 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 100 mg cholesterol, 590 mg sodium, 12.5 points