Hearty Pea Soup

hearty pea soup

Hearty Pea Soup

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Servings: 6
Calories: 512


  • 1 lb split peas
  • 3 pints boiling water or stock
  • 2 leeks sliced
  • 2 medium onions sliced
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 2 large carrots sliced
  • 8 oz thickly sliced bacon diced
  • 1 large smoked sausage thickly sliced or 8 oz frankfurters or saveloys, thickly sliced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Low fat natural yoghurt


  • To cook the split peas in the microwave, cover them with boiling water and leave to soak for at least 1 hour.
  • Drain, place them in a large casserole and pour over 850 ml (l 1/2 pints) of the boiling water or stock. Microwave for 15 minutes on HIGH, or until the peas are soft.
  • Puree half of the cooked peas and return them to the casserole. Add the chopped vegetables, diced bacon and the rest of the boiling water or stock and microwave for 20 minutes on HIGH, or until the vegetables are soft.
Calories: 512 kcal
Carbohydrates: 59 g
Protein: 27 g
Fat: 20g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Sodium: 1320 mg
Potassium: 1025 mg
Fiber: 21 g
Sugar: 12 g
Vitamin A: 4536 IU
Vitamin C: 9 mg
Calcium: 78 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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