Modern pea soup

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PREP TIME

20 min

TOTAL TIME

1 h 15 min

Makes

6 Servings

Modern pea soup

Photo by Roberto Caruso

Topped with crisply fired bacon and fresh chives, this triple-tested modern pea soup recipe is a smooth and flavourful way to start an evening meal.


Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition (per serving)

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