Slow Cooker Green Split Pea & Ham Soup

11 Apr

SLOW COOKER SPLIT PEA SOUP

(Great recipe to make with leftover Easter Ham)

1 16oz package Green Split Peas

2 cups diced, cooked ham

(You can also add the ham bone)

3 carrots chopped

1/2 cup diced onions

2 ribs celery (including leaves) chopped

2 cloves fresh garlic minced

1 bay leaf

12-15 sprigs fresh parsley-chopped

Pinch of salt

(Ham is already salty)

1/2 tsp ground pepper

1 1/2 quarts or 6 cups liquid

( I divided the liquid with using 4 cups Organic Chicken stock & 2 cups water)

 

Instructions:

Prepare ingredients by washing all veggies.

Dice the carrots, celery & onions all the same size therefore,

all vegetables will be finished cooking at the same time.

Chop the fresh parsley(about ¼ cup)

Now start layering the ingredients in the slow cooker in order listed.

Do not stir to mix.

Pour the liquids(water & stock) over the layers.

Cover & cook for on HIGH for 4-5 hours.

On Low 8-10 hours.

Remove bay leaf and stir to blend soup.

(you can mash peas to thicken)

The peas in my soup were already blended to a creamy consistency

so I didn’t need to use an emulsifier .

Enjoy !

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One Response to “Slow Cooker Green Split Pea & Ham Soup”

  1. Rick Clark April 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

    Tasted great and very healthy
    I like crackers and a little parm cheese on top!

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