Looking for a recipe for St. Pattie's day? How about this one? A variation of Split Pea Soup, and it's low in fat.
1/2 cup chopped Onion1/2 cup chopped Carrot1/2 cup chopped Celery 1 tablespoon Butter 3/4 cup dry split Peas, rinsed and drained 1 can (13 3/4 ounces) chicken Broth 1 1/2 cup fat-free skim or 1% low-fat Milk, divided 4 cup (4 ounces) washed and dried fresh Spinach leaves 4 tablespoon (1 1/2 ounces) diced fully cooked Ham Salt to tasteFreshly ground Pepper to taste Pinch of freshly grated or ground Nutmeg
In a medium saucepan, sauté onion, carrot and celery in butter until onion is softened. Add split peas, chicken broth and half of milk. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until split peas are tender. Remove from heat; cool slightly. In blender or food processor, puree split pea mixture with spinach. Return mixture to saucepan. Stir in enough remaining milk to give desired consistency. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture comes to a simmer. Season to taste with salt, freshly ground pepper and nutmeg. Ladle into bowls; sprinkle with ham. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information is calculated using unsalted butter, fat-free milk and low-sodium chicken broth.
This program, brought to you by Dairy Council of California, aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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