Split Pea Soup

split pea soup


  • 1 lb split peas
  • 1/2 lb Applewood Ham, cubed
  • 1 can sliced carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 6 cups of water (to boil peas)
  • 4 additional cups of water (once peas are done)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large lemon

First, combine the split peas and 6 cups of water in a large pot. These are going to boil on medium heat for an hour. The peas will absorb water very quickly so if the water starts running low, add more as needed. After the hour, you should be able to feel the peas soften and “mush” together a bit, with mostly all the water absorbed. Add in the 4 additional cubs of water, chicken bouillon cubes, the sweet potato, onion, and ham. Reduce heat to low-med and cover, letting this simmer for about 45 minutes. Then add the carrots, s&p, and juice from lemon and let simmer for another 15 minutes. Turn the pot off and this will be ready to serve after cooling. 🙂


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