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Pea and Ham Soup

4 cups cold water
1 cup split peas, rinsed and drained
1 brown onion, finely chopped
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1 cup frozen peas
150 g lean ham, chopped


Combine water, split peas, onion, carrot, garlic, salt and pepper in a large heavy-based saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in peas, simmer covered for 5 minutes or until peas are tender. Stir in ham, season with salt and pepper if desired and serve.

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