Smoky Split Pea Soup with PREMIUM PLUS Crackers

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  • 15 min prep
  • 2 hr 15 min total
  • Makes 8 servings, 1 cup soup and 3 crackers each.


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Smoky Split Pea Soup with PREMIUM PLUS Crackers Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup chopped celery root
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
  • 1 smoked pork hock (1-1/2 lb./675 g)
  • 1 carton (900 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups yellow split peas
  • 1 bay leaf
  •  Freshly ground black pepper
  •  Premium Plus Crackers

Instructions

  • Melt  butter in Dutch oven or small stockpot on medium heat. Add celery root, carrots, onions and thyme; stir. Cook 5 min., stirring frequently.
  • Add  pork hock, broth, water, peas and bay leaf.
  • Bring  to boil; cover. Simmer on medium-low heat 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until peas soften and start to break down, stirring occasionally during the last 30 min.
  • Remove  pock hock and bay leaf from soup; discard bay leaf. Pick meat from bone and connective tissue; set meat aside.
  • Ladle  soup into serving bowls. Top with meat; sprinkle with pepper. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteSubstitute celery for the celery root.

For More FlavourCook 1 minced garlic clove along with the vegetables.

Cooking Know HowBe sure to use a heavy bottomed pan to prevent the soup from scorching.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings, 1 cup soup and 3 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 280 
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Sodium 620 mg
  • Carbohydrate 41 g
  • Dietary fibre 15 g
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 16 g
  • Vitamin A 30 %DV
  • Vitamin C 8 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 20 %DV