Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan One Week Menu Plan

Split Pea Soup with Canadian Bacon

Creamy and rich. Smoky and loaded with vegetables. This soup will keep you satisfied for hours.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil, extra virgin  
3 rib(s) (medium) uncooked celery, chopped  
3 medium uncooked carrot(s), chopped  
2 medium uncooked leek(s), white and light green sections, chopped  
1 medium uncooked onion(s), chopped  
1/4 tsp table salt  
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced  
6 oz uncooked Canadian bacon, diced  
64 oz reduced-sodium chicken broth  
1 pound(s) dry split peas, rinsed and sorted (about 2 1/4 cups)  
1 leaf/leaves bay leaf  
1 tsp rosemary, fresh, chopped  
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground  

Instructions


In a large stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, carrots, leeks, onion and salt; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes.
Stir in garlic and bacon; cook, stirring frequently, 1 minute.
Add broth, peas, bay leaf, rosemary and pepper; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until split peas are softened and soup has thickened, about 1 hour. Remove bay leaf before serving. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

Notes
If time is an issue, use a food processor to coarsely chop the vegetables. Just pulse a few times until no large pieces remain.

8 PointsPlus
Serves 6



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