Shamrock Soup

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Shamrock Soup

Shamrock Soup
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source:
Food Groups: Dairy, Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Meal Type: Lunch Entrée, Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber
Origin: American
Special Features: Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

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 Onion
1/2 cup chopped Carrot
1/2 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 taste
Freshly 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.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 226
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 140 mg
Carbohydrates: 34 g
Protein: 17 g
Fiber: 11 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 143 mg

Cook's Notes:

Nutrition information is calculated using unsalted butter, fat-free milk and low-sodium chicken broth.