Green Pea Soup ( With Dried Peas)

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by Wild Thyme Flour

Basic Green pea soup with dried split peas and a ham or bacon knuckle for flavouring. You may put in a piece of bacon instead. This is from 'Practical Cookery'

Top Review by keithbotha

A good basic soup. I used smoked pork ribs ( about 250-300g) added a stick of celery, a potatoe(makes the end result creamier) and a finely chopped fresh green chilly. I grow my own herbs and added a boquet garni of sage, thyme and ropsemary tied up with string. Oh yes, added the onion whole with a few cloves stuck into it, I think a nice tart apple would also add interest, a Granny Smith here in South africa. Lovely rich soup for a blustery winters day

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the soaked peas in a pan, cover with the water, bring to the boil .
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer until the peas are tender.
  3. remove the ham hock, bayleaf and carrot and liquidise.
  4. Correct seasoning.
  5. Croutons:
  6. Toss the cubed bread with the remaining ingredients in a frying pan until they get lightly browned.

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