Recipe: Split Pea Soup

I grew up eating this amazing soup and it was naturally gluten free! It was a quick and inexpensive meal for my single hard-working mom to put together for her three little hungry birds. It’s warm and nurturing elements, bring me sweet memories of sipping soup with my mom and two sisters {we all live in different states now-miss you my ladies}.

{My how we little ones have grown up.  picture credit to simplyjanephotography.}

It is a super easy recipe that I throw into the crockpot. The crockpot is my preferred cooking appliance when I know the day is crammed full or ‘busy’.

 I can feel good about giving myself this warm cup of goodness. It has about 5 grams of dietary fiber per 1 cup serving, which has great cholesterol-lowering benefits and helps maintain blood sugar levels decreasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Split peas also carry folate which aides in the production and maintenance of new cells. Folate also helps prevent possible changes in the DNA that can lead to cancer.

This is a great food to incorporate in a celiac or gluten intolerant’s diet due to their higher risk of anemia. So, have I gotten you thinking it is time to run to the store and [ick up a bag of lentils? I hope so, your body with say thank you! Enjoy this simple, healthy and cost effective recipe that I have made for years and eaten for decades!

crockpot split pea soup

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 10 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Side Dish, Soup, Starter
Misc Freezable, Pre-preparable, Serve Hot

Ingredients

  • 2.25 cups dried split peas (rinsed and sorted through)
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 1.5lb ham bone
  • 1 Small yellow onion (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 Large carrots (diced)

Directions

Step 1
In a crockpot, cover peas with 2 quarts cold water set to cook low for 6 hours. Add ham bone, onion, salt, pepper and garlic. Cover.
Step 2
When timer rings and the 6 hours is up, stir and look for a creamy texture that is easily stirred, yet not too liquid-like or runny.
Step 3
Ladel into small or large bowls. Goes great alone or with a sandwich. Enjoy!

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