Green Split Pea and Bacon Soup

Recipe by ImPat
READY IN: 55mins


  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    large brown onion (finely chopped)
  • 2
    garlic cloves (crushed or minced)
  • 1 14
    cups dried split green peas (dried peas rinsed)
  • 2
    cups chicken stock
  • 2
    cups water (cold)
  • 2
    tablespoons lemon juice
  • 125
    g bacon (rashers shortcut rind removed)
  • 12
    teaspoon paprika (to serve)
  • 4
    crusty bread rolls (to serve, I used bacon and cheese)


  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium high heat and add onion and garlic and cook stirring for about 3 minutes till onion is soft.
  • Add peas and stir to coat.
  • Add stock and cold water and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer partially covered for 25 to 45 minutes or until peas are tender (see note above).
  • Remove from heat and process half the soup in a blender or use a stick blender till smooth or do what I did and put the stick blender straight into the pot and process to your liking.
  • Return to pot or if you just used the stick blender, stir in lemon juice and cook for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • While soup was cooking in the first 25 minutes, heat a frying pan over medium high heat and add bacon and cook till crisp or use recipe #208501 .
  • Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel and drain.
  • Crumble into pieces.
  • Ladle soup into bowls and top with crumbled bacon and paprika and serve with a roll.