Modern pea soup

Prep 20 min
Total 1 hour 15 min
Makes 6 Servings



4 slices
bacon, finely chopped
1 tbsp
olive oil, optional
onions, chopped
carrot, chopped
garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup
dried green split peas, rinsed
2 cups
900-mL carton
low-sodium chicken broth
3 cups
frozen green peas
chopped fresh chives


  • COOK bacon in a large pot over medium, stirring often, until bacon is crisp, about 5 min. Remove bacon and reserve, leaving fat in pot. Add oil (if there is no bacon fat), onions and carrot to pot. Cook until onions are tender, 3 to 5 min. Add garlic and cook 2 more min. Stir in split peas until coated. Add water and broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, partially covered, until split peas are very tender, about 45 min. Add frozen peas during last 2 min of cooking.
  • PURÉE soup in 2 batches in a blender until smooth. Return soup to pot and reheat over medium-low. Garnish pea soup with bacon and chives.


Calories 264, Protein 16 g, Carbohydrates 35 g, Fat 7 g, Fibre 7 g, Sodium 526 mg.
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