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Pea soup with bacon

 11 ratings

Cooking Time:10 mins

Serves:4 Adults


Pea soup with bacon

This soup has lovely flavours through the combination of fresh mint and lean bacon.


  • 500g / 17½ oz. of frozen green peas, defrosted first
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 litre of water
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped mint
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • 2 lean rashers, sliced thinly
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over a medium heat
  2. Add the garlic and onion, cooking until they soften
  3. Stir to avoid them going brown and sticking to the pan 
  4. Add the water, stock cube, peas, mint and parsley
  5. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat, cooking the mixture through for 8 minutes
  6. Remove from the heat and leave for a few minutes until the pan cools
  7. Get a food blender or processor and whiz the soup mix until smooth
  8. Trim the rashers of any fat and grill them until they go crispy and crumble up
  9. When the soup is ready, pour it into bowls and serve with the pepper and rashers on top

What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Hand blender
  • Measuring jug(for liquids)
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve with crusty whole meal bread.

Soup is a great way to help children to reach their daily fruit and vegetable intake!

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