Bacon and Split Pea Soup

Bacon and Split Pea Soup


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About this recipe: This split pea soup is hearty and delicious. Bacon is simmered with leek, carrot and split peas in a rosemary-infused chicken stock. Enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Cathy H.

Serves: 6 

  • 6 rashers streaky bacon, cut into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.2 litres chicken stock
  • 300g green split peas
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Ready in:1hr35min 

  1. Place bacon in a large pot and cook over medium heat until crisp. Stir in onion, leek, carrot and garlic; cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes. Pour in chicken stock. Stir in split peas, bay leaves and rosemary. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until peas are cooked, about 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

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Lovely soup and easy to make . Changed a couple of things. Gave it a whiz in the blender ( after removing the bay leaves !) AND kept the crispy bacon out and added it to the bowl when ready to serve. - 15 Apr 2012

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