Depending on what bacon you use, this may be a little too salty for little ones. It is a great tasting soup though for older kids.
Bacon and Split Pea Soup
This recipe makes a big pot of soup and is suitable for freezing
- 200g of bacon, roughly chopped (I used Canadian Peameal Bacon)
- 225g of yellow split peas, dry
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 stick of celery, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 litre of no added salt vegetable stock
- black pepper
- Olive oil
Place the split peas in a jug or saucepan and cover with water, leave to soak overnight.
Then pour into a sieve and rinse thoroughly.
Drizzle a large saucepan with some olive oil, add the bacon, onions, celery, carrots and garlic and fry for a few minutes until vegetables are softened.
Add the split peas and mix well.
Add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until split peas are soft. Approx 1-1.5 hours
Season with a little black pepper.
Serve as is or if you prefer a smoother soup you can put this through the blender. (I prefer to have chunks in mine)