Yellow Split Pea & Bacon Soup

Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon, Soup, Split Pea
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 2 people

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 1 stick celery diced
  • 2 slices bacon roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 150 g yellow split peas
  • 500 ml chicken stock
  • 100 ml warm water
  • 1 bay leaf

Instructions

  • Add a splash of oil to a heavy bottomed ban and fry the bacon until crispy then remove from the pan and set asside.
  • Add the onion to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes until soft then add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes and then add the carrot celery and smoked paprika and cook for another 5.
  • Add the stock, water, bay leaf and split peas to the pan, cover with a lid and gently simmer for at least an hour until the split peas have softened adding more water if necessary.
  • Take the soup off the heat and leave to cool slightly before blending roughly with a handheld blender. Add the bacon to the pan and stir to mix well and then serve.
Categories: Lunch

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