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Low Fat Split Pea Soup

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Low Fat Split Pea Soup

Low Fat Split Pea Soup

Fiona Haynes
Here's a low-fat, high-fiber split-pea soup that's warming and filling. All it requires is some whole grain bread to accompany it.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 stick of celery, chopped
  • 1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 1/2 cups dried split green peas, picked through and rinsed
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preparation:

Heat oil in a large pot. Sauté garlic, onions, carrots and celery for 3-4 minutes, until softened. Add potatoes, broth, water and dried split peas. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Allow soup to cool a little. Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth. Season to taste.

Serves 6

Per serving: Calories 220, Calories from Fat 26, Total Fat 3g (sat fat 0.3g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 74mg, Carbohydrate 37g, Fiber 14.2, Protein 13.7g

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