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Golden Split Pea Soup

Fresh split peas in Golden Split Pea Soup

A delicious Golden Split Pea Soup. Peas are a high protein food and a good source of potassium and the B-vitamins. Complex carbohydrates, which peas provide, release energy slowly to the body. This helps to maintain a consistent energy level. Peas are an excellent source of minerals phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Ingredients

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups diced potatoes with skin on
1-1/2 cup yellow split peas
5-1/2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

Directions

Place the vegetable oil in a large soup pot or Dutch-oven style pan. Heat over medium-high.

Add the onion and saute until golden, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered until the peas are tender, about 45 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 8 servings.
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories: 240; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 55mg; Protein: 16g

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