This fabulous Golden Split Pea Soup is the epitome of healthy comfort food. Lots of veggies, golden split peas and bits of tender ham are simmered together to create a delicious meal-in-a-bowl!
Heat a large stock pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the butter and olive oil and swirl the pan until the butter is melted. Add the chopped onions and chopped beets and cook for 4-5 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cooking, stirring continuously for another 30 seconds.
Add the potatoes, carrots, ham, salt and pepper. Return the mixture to a boil and cook for 20-25 minutes until the carrots are very tender. Add the thyme leaves, remove from the heat and cover. Allow the soup to sit for 15-20 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper if needed.
See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips.