Split Yellow Pea & Bacon Soup

Sometimes you just need something to warm you up on a chilly day.  I love split pea soups, and I snagged a bag of yellows on clearance last time I was shopping.  It was about time I used them.

I just love the shade. So sunshiny and warm.

1/2 cup dried, split, yellow peas
5 cups homemade stock
2 oz. diced onion
1/8 tsp. hickory salt
1 Tbsp. honey/brown sugar
3 slices reduced fat, reduced sodium bacon
  1. Combine peas and chicken stock over low heat.  
  2. Bring to a simmer slowly, and continue to simmer until peas are tender.  
  3. Add in onion and cook until translucent.
  4. Fry and drain bacon.  Remove to side.
  5. Combine pea, broth, and onion mix with salt in blender and blend until smooth. Add honey and additional hickory salt to taste.
Serve with one slice of crumbled bacon on top.

Makes 3 servings, 220 calories a serving.