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Low-Fat Split Pea Soup Recipe

 

Ingredients

Servings: 10, Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups  |  Prep Time: 15 minutes

 

1 16-oz pkg dried green split peas

1 3/4 qt water

1 small hot peppers

2 medium onions chohpped

2 medium carrots, diced

1/2 cup chopped celery

2 bay leaves

1 tbsp olive oil

1/4 cup chopped celery leaves

2 tbsp chopped parsley

 

Nutrition Facts

 

Exchanges/Choices:

1 Starch

1 Vegetable

 

Calories 210   

    Calories from Fat 30

Total Fat 3g

    Saturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 25mg

Sodium 25mg

Carbohydrate 35g

    Dietary Fiber 13g

    Sugar 8g

Protein 12g

Cooking Methods

  1. Sort and wash the split peas and place in a large stockpot. Add the water, cover and bring to boil. Cook 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, bring to boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 1 hour. Serve immediately, or process the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth before serving.

Fun Facts / Cooking Tips

This delicious vegetable soup for diabetics makes up the perfect healthy dish. It is low-fat, low in sodium and high in fiber.

Cooking tips: You can substitute lentils for the split peas in this recipe for a tasty variation. Or, for a great presentation, make one batch of green pea and one batch of red lentil soup. Pour half of each into serving bow. With a knife, gently swirl the soups, creating an arty appearance!

 

 

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