Smoky Split Pea Soup with Ham
Combine herbs and ham hock with onions, carrots, celery, split pea-chicken broth and Simply Dressed™ Aged Parmesan Flavored Super Grains Croutons for a smoky take on a favorite soup.
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 70 Minutes
Heat oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery. Sauté 5 to 7 minutes until vegetables are translucent. Season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, thyme, marjoram, paprika, and bay leaf. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
Add peas, broth, and water, stirring to combine. Add ham hock to the pot and completely submerge in liquid. Cover pot with lid, bring to a boil, and lower heat to a simmer, cooking until peas are tender, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove bay leaf and discard. Remove ham hock and place on a cutting board. Carefully remove any meat from the ham hock with a knife and roughly chop. Set aside in a small bowl.
Stir lemon juice into soup and season with salt and pepper. Using an immersion blender or regular blender, puree about half the soup, and stir to combine.
Serve in bowls and top each with chopped ham and 1/3 cup of croutons.