Split Pea and Ham Soup

6 Mar 2014

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup

I think I need a chocolate intervention.

The other day I bought two whole bags of chocolate covered almonds, and have managed to finish them all in only 3 days. They were just sitting in my bag, and I would absentmindedly eat them while I did work. Oh lordy.

My excuse? "It's cold outside, I need some insulation to keep me warm."

My skinny jeans never stood a chance.

Split Pea and Ham Soup

That is until I realized that instead of killing myself with what is practically a full bag of sugar, (hey, it has almonds in it. Healthy?) I have decided to make some soup to keep me warm on these cold winter days.

Seriously. It seems like it's been winter for years. What's up snow?

Split Pea and Ham Soup

And even if this soup will not melt the snow around your house, it will melt the frigid feeling of winter with every spoonful. And it's so easy to make too! I mean, soup without adding broth or anything? Count me in!!

Split Pea and Ham Soup

Split Pea and Ham Soup
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups dried slit peas
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 2 cups fully cooked ham, cubed
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup diced and peeled potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the peas, water and oil to a boil. 
  2. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. 
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients, cover and simmer for another 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. 

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  1. The hubby loves split pea soup...and it is nicer on your figure than chocolate covered almonds, but I'd probably go for the latter, too :)

  2. I love split peas, but I love chocolate covered almonds even more..:-)) The soup looks hearty and tasty.

  3. Can you believe that I've never had split pea soup before? I need to get on this! Hopefully it'll warm up soon!

  4. Wow I love a good split pea soup! Such a lovely colour :D

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  5. I love pea and ham soup - my favourite! So warming in the winter!

  6. That's a perfect comfort food for this endless winter.
    And much better for your health than chocolate :))

  7. Chocolate covered almonds, why don't i see them where i live?
    Recently got into the habit of making soups, i've heard split pea soup to be delicious and it sure looks hearty and filling.

  8. Your soup looks delicious. Perfect to go with a piece of crusty bread! Thanks for sharing.

  9. I just saw split pea and ham soup on another blog. Definitely an omen that I need to make it before Winter is over.

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