Heart Healthy Split Pea Soup Recipe
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, carrot and celery and sauté until vegetables are softened but not browned. Add garlic and sauté about 30 seconds. Add split peas, broth and a handful of diced ham and stir. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add salt, a tablespoon of parsley and black pepper, and stir to combine. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
Transfer soup to a blender and purée soup, in batches, until smooth. Return soup to saucepan and add remaining ham, reserving a few pieces for garnish. Serve warm, garnished with remaining ham and parsley.