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Split Pea And Greens Soup


Monday, December 16, 2013

Hello Sparkfamily! How is everyone doing today? It is Monday and it is almost Christmas! Can you believe that!! Well, here is another family favorite that I would like to share with all of you so I hope that you enjoy this and I hope that all of you have a healthy day! Hug, Rose:)


Ingredients~

1 pound green split peas (about 2 1/4 cups), rinsed and drained
1 large sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice
3 large carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 large ribs celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
5 fresh thyme sprigs
1 4 oz. thick-cut lower-sodium ham steak, diced (about 1 cup)
Salt and pepper
1 large bunch kale, stems and ribs discarded
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

Preparation~

1. In a slow cooker, combine split peas, onion, carrots, celery, thyme, ham, 7 cups water, 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Cover and cook on low until peas are tender, 5 to 5 1/2 hours.

2. Working in batches, finely chop kale in a food processor (you should have about 5 cups). Uncover soup; remove and discard thyme sprigs. Stir in vinegar, then kale. Taste and season with more vinegar, salt and pepper, if desired. Enjoy!

Have a healthy day and please remember to drink your water! Hugs, Rose:)
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ARTJAC 12/23/2013 12:59AM

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ALEXSGIRL1 12/17/2013 7:33AM

    split pea and kale does sound lovely thank you

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SRIVERS1 12/16/2013 9:51PM

    I normally don't like Split pea soup but, this sounds really good. I am going to have to try it. Thank you for sharing.

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DOVESEYES 12/16/2013 7:54PM

    Thanks for sharing your family recipes.

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WATERMELLEN 12/16/2013 7:38PM

    This sounds delish AND healthy!!

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HEIDI777 12/16/2013 4:27PM

    Love soup!! Never made Split pea with kale...will buy kale next time I am out shopping!

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MSLZZY 12/16/2013 3:58PM

    emoticon I'll have to see if the store has fresh kale. Thanks for sharing!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/16/2013 3:13PM

    I haven't had split pea soup in a long time!! Thanks for the reminder.

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EMMABE1 12/16/2013 2:01PM

    A good hearty soup - but living in the southern hemisphere I am in the middle of a very hot siummer - and soup really doesn't figure highly in our menu!!

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MJ7DM33 12/16/2013 12:55PM

  emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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ELIZACG9 12/16/2013 11:22AM

    I need to start cooking..... emoticon

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