Green Pea and Bacon Soup Recipe is a great way to take advantage of fresh peas which are now available in grocery stores and veggie markets. Sweet, green pea delivers bags of flavour on its own, but when seasoned with a garlic clove and a bit of bacon tastes even better.
Green Pea and Bacon Soup – 30 minutes – lunch ready!
We all need simple soup ideas in our busy lives that can be put on a table in under 30 min. Green Pea and Bacon Soup requires only one pan and 5 ingredients, which makes things really straightforward. Sometimes, I like to swap ⅓ of the peas with soy beans to make my soup less sweet and more earthy. Try it and see what you think!
Brown a bit of smoked bacon and chopped garlic, add green peas, stock, milk and let it all simmer for 15 minutes. Blend it with a hand blender or in a food processor, season with salt and pepper to taste and job done. Nice and easy. This soup can also be made with frozen peas, but since the little sweetie has been in season, why not use the fresh one?
Green Pea and Bacon Soup tastes like spring; it is fresh, light, sweet and slightly smoky. It has plenty of depth and a nice, rustic texture. If you feel like you need to make it a bit looser, simply add an extra splash of milk. You can serve it with a toasted slice of crusty bread or a lovely Soda Bread with Garlic Chives. It works great on its own too!
- ½ pint (0.25 liter) of full milk
- 1 pint (0.50 liter) vegetable stock
- 30 g bacon - diced (you might need a splash of olive oil if your bacon is very lean)
- 2 garlic cloves - chopped
- 3 cups fresh green peas
- In a deep saucepan, on a medium heat, brown sliced bacon.
- Add chopped garlic and mix well. When you see that the garlic is starting to turn straw colour add the green peas, stock and milk. Bring it all up to boil and then turn the heat down. Let your soup simmer for 15 min.
- Using a hand blender, liquidise the soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper.