• prep: 0 hr
  • cook: 2 hr 20 min
  • total: 2 hr 20 min
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    This customizable recipe for classic split pea soup allows you to make it vegetarian or not with equally delicious results. Meat eaters can get that classic smoky flavor by adding bacon or ham hock, while vegetarians can reach for the smoked paprika. Half the split peas are added part way through cooking, which adds texture to each cozy, hearty spoonful.

    Ingredients

    • 6 slices bacon or 1 (1-pound) smoked ham hock, or 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more as needed
    • 1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 2 medium leeks, white and pale green parts rinsed and thinly sliced (about 1 3/4 cups)
    • 4 garlic cloves, minced
    • Kosher salt and black pepper
    • 2 medium carrots, scrubbed and diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 1 pound dried split green peas
    • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
    • 8 to 12 cups chicken stock or water
    • Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 499 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 8 g 12.95%
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g 5.8%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 1518 mg 63.25%
    • Calcium: 54 mg 5.36%
    • Potassium: 966 mg 27.59%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 6 mg 32.4%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 77 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 29 g 117.29%
    • Sugar: 12 g
    • Protein: 30 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 10.19%
    • Vitamin C 8.13%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat1
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch5
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat2
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total6 oz-eq