Split Pea-Wee Soup (Makes 6-8 Toddler Servings)

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 50 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup split peas, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 3/4 pound ham hock (optional)

Preparation

1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over low to medium heat. Saute the onions and carrot until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil.

3. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 45 minutes.

4. Remove the ham hock and let cool.

5. Puree the soup with a handheld blender or in a blender until smooth.

6. Cut the meat off the ham hock, discarding the fat. Cut the meat into tiny pieces.

7. Serve the soup with ham mixed in or sprinkled on top.