Split Pea Soup
This is simply the BEST Split Pea Soup- an easy and healthy stove top meal recipe that uses leftover ham or turkey bacon along with tons of clean eating vegetables and stock. Make it vegetarian or vegan by using vegetable broth and omitting the meat. This creamy, hearty, and classic homemade soup is simple to prepare and has been a family favorite of ours for years! Find other “healthified” recipes at groundedandsurrounded.com!
  • 3 carrots, peeled & chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 celery, chopped
  • 2cups dried green split peas or a 1lb bag
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1tsp garlic powder
  • 4cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 4cups water
  • 3-4cups leftover ham, chopped (or 12 slices cooked and crumbled turkey bacon)
  • 1/4tsp dried dill (more if desired)
  • 1/2tsp sea salt
  • 1/2tsp ground black pepper
  1. Place carrots, celery, onion, split peas, bay leaves, garlic powder, stock and water in a large pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer with lid ajar for 2-3 hours or until desired thickness. Turn off burner. The split peas will break down and the soup will become thick. The soup will thicken as it cools, you can always add more liquid if it thickens too much.
  3. Remove bay leaves and discard. Add in chopped ham, dried dill, salt, and pepper. Stir and enjoy! Adjust the seasonings to your liking, if necessary.
Recipe Notes

This soup can be made prepared vegetarian, by using vegetable stock and omitting the ham. Or if you don’t eat pork products, it tastes wonderful with cooked and crumbled turkey bacon. Sarah has even successfully used red lentils in place of the split peas.