Green Pea Soup

Green Pea Soup - Fresh Planet Flavor

This recipe uses the last of the ham bone.  Yes, THE ham bone (you saw it previously in my Sweet Pepper Quiche). My roommate hosted a party and I came home to a gorgeous ham bone with plenty of meat left on it that night, which I happily appropriated for service in future recipes. After the first few cups of ham went into the quiche, I boiled the bone for 4 hours to make a rich, savory ham stock for this vibrant split pea soup.

If you have quality homemade broth already made, use it. Otherwise, budget time to make broth immediately beforehand or skip this recipe. If you use broth out of a can or box, this soup will taste exactly like it… and then what’s the point of making the soup from scratch? Reserve four hours to make clean, sweet, nutrient-rich broth to make the base of this recipe.

This recipe is closely based on April Bloomfield’s Green Pea and Ham Soup, and I used her recipe to make the stock (six black peppercorns and all).

Green Pea Soup

Prep Time 20 mins 2017-05-26T00:20:00+00:00
Cook Time 30 mins 2017-05-26T00:30:00+00:00
Serves 5     adjust servings

This bright green pea soup combines quality broth with rich ham and softened vegetables for a silky-sweet finish.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups broth
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cups chopped ham
  • 2 16-oz bags of frozen peas
  • 5 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • Sheep's yogurt for garnish
  • Cracked pepper for garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat three tablespoons of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Whirl the carrot and onion in a food processor until shredded, then add to the skillet.
  2. Add the chopped ham, then cook for 20 minutes or until the carrots/onions are very soft. While they cook, combine the broth and frozen peas in a large pot, then warm until thawed.
  3. Puree the broth, peas and mint leaves in batches in a blender until as smooth as you prefer.
  4. Transfer back to the large pot, add the softened carrots, onion and ham and heat the mixture through.
  5. Ladle into bowls, top with sheep's yogurt, mint and freshly cracked pepper for garnish.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 385kcal Calories from fat 165
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 1176mg 49%
Carbohydrate 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 10g
Protein 25g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000 2500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 25g 80g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g
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