Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

November 30, 2016
Split Pea Soup for diverticulitisSplit Pea Soup for diverticulitis
Course
Serves 4

Split peas are one of the highest sources of fiber, which is recommended during diverticulosis.  This soup is blended so it has a creamy texture.


Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1
    celery stalk, chopped
  • 1
    carrot, chopped
  • 1
    red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 Cup
    yellow split peas, uncooked, rinsed
  • 3 1/2 Cups
    chicken broth
  • 3 Cups
    water
  • 1/4 Cup
    plain yogurt

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
    Add onion, celery, carrot, and red peppers. Cook for 7 -8 minutes or until tender.

  2. Add split peas, chicken broth and water, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer, covered for 45 minutes or until peas have fallen apart.

  3. Puree soup a hand blender until smooth. Garnish with a dollop of yogurt if desired. Serve.

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