Classic split pea soup

Classic split pea soup

Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 60 min | Makes: 6 servings

This timeless soup makes a satisfying lunch or supper on a chilly day.

1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped onion
3/4 cup (175 mL) diced carrot
3/4 cup (175 mL) diced potato
1 cup (250 mL) yellow split peas
4 cups (1 L) sodium reduced chicken broth
1/3 cup (75 mL) diced lean cooked ham
1 bay leaf
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground black pepper


In large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat and add onion, carrot and potato. Sauté until vegetables are tender.

Add split peas, broth, ham and bay leaf.

Bring to boil; reduce heat; cover and allow to simmer for about 45 to 60 minutes or until peas are tender and soup has thickened. Stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf. Add pepper just before serving.