Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bacon and Split Pea Soup

This soup was inspired by Snacking Squirrel, a lovely Canadian food blogger it looked healthy and easy to make and pleased to say I made my first split pea soup. Dried peas are a great source of protein, B Vitamins, potassium and soluble fiber great for lowering cholesterol.

 Thats actually one of my favorite things about blogging since starting blogging I have so many wonderful first recipes :-) thanks everyone.

Hubby loves lentils, beans and pulses growing up in South India with a now strict vegetarian Mum, he loves them in fact I would call them his comfort food so I knew this would appeal to him. 


  • 1.5 cups of dried split peas
  • 2 carrots chopped 
  • 2 medium potatoes diced
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • one cup of vegetable stock 
  • about 4 cups of water, and more as needed
  • 4 cloves of chopped garlic 
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. cook the bacon till crispy and keep to one side 
  2. saute the onions and garlic then add the carrots, potatoes and slit peas 
  3. add stock and water and simmer for 2 hours near the end add the bacon
  4. serve with a your favorite bread and enjoy :-)

Has anyone else made this soup?

and a shout out to Jennifer of  agirlandhercarrot a fellow dietitian who gave me the stylish blogger award

and Malli kindly gave me this award it was her first, I remember the thrill of getting my first blogging award so be sure to stop by and visit her lovely blog.

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