Get Ready For Colder Weather With This Split Pea Soup Recipe

 
Split Pea Soup Recipe

Need a healthy, delicious meal idea as the temperature starts to drop? Try our split pea soup recipe.

Split pea soup is high in fiber which may help to reduce your cholesterol levels. It also helps with controlling blood sugar which can reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes. Plus it's the perfect way to stay warm on a chilly fall evening.

1 lb dried split peas
Olive oil
2 yellow onions chopped
2 cloves garlic
5 carrots sliced
3 stalks celery sliced
16 cups chicken stock
Several sprigs of chopped parsely and oregano
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 smoked turkey leg

In a small frying pan, add a small amount of olive oil over medium heat and roast the garlic and one of the chopped onions until golden (the other chopped onion should be added to the soup as is). Use a fork to pull apart the meat from the smoked turkey leg. Add all of the ingredients into a large pot, simmering uncovered for 40 minutes.