Buy a high quality smoked ham, and that will really infuse flavor into the soup. Use all chicken broth (I like the Imagine organic free range brand) - do not use water in the recipe. Sautee the veggies in canola or olive oil before putting them in the crockpot. And if you really want to add some zip, put in 2 teaspoons of curry power when sauteeing the veggies. Also, add the ginger at the very end after the soup is done cooking. Lastly, green split peas are OK to use as well.
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
From EatingWell: January/February 2012
This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.
16 Reviews for Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham
Delicious! I followed the recipe to the letter, and didn't find it to be the least bit bland. I made sure to use fresh quality ingredients, which makes all the difference when cooking. I will be making this again.
I honestly don't understand some of these reviewers saying it was bland, so they put hot sauce in it. If you're looking for a spicy soup then look for another recipe. Read the recipe and follow the instructions and a delicious pea soup is what you will get. The salt comes from the ham and we used green split peas because we can't find yellow ones here where we live, cooked on high for 5h and it was delish... a creamy pea soup, veggie was good, but they are not supposed to be the star of the show, remember that...it's not a veggie soup, it's a pea soup ... again, it's a great recipe and you will only get dissapointed if you're making a pea soup, expecting a hot, spicy soup, or a chicken/veggie soup.... look for the right recipe of what you really want before you write a review saying this one was bad.
I changed it up a little bit. I put all chicken stock in instead of 4 cups of water. Also, add the ginger at the very end when it is done cooking. I also added more veggies- put in whatever veggies you like.
I tried this to use up some leftover Easter ham. I used twice as much ham as the recipe called for, and the ham was the best part of the soup. I found the cooking times to be accurate; my soup was done after 5 hours on high, although I let it cook about an hour longer than that. I didn't taste the marjoram or ginger at all. Hubby and I added a lot of hot sauce to the finished soup to try to spice it up.