8Ingredients
700Calories
30Minutes

Pea soup is a rich and creamy traditional and nostalgic favorite. Grandma used to have a pot of this cooking when you came over to visit. This Fresh Pea Soup with Bacon and Mint is a hearty twist on a traditional favorite. It combines the sweet and creamy layers of fresh peas with the salty layers of bacon and the tart and aromatic layers of fresh mint. We hope you enjoy this dish!

Ingredients

  • 80 grams bacon (sliced ​​)
  • 1 shallot
  • olive oil
  • 250 grams fresh peas (or 1 kg. pea pods)
  • 0.75 liters milk
  • fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 50 grams fresh peas (for decoration)

Directions

  1. In a pan, fry the bacon cut in small pieces.
  2. Remove bacon from skillet, and add the shallot cut in small pieces with a teaspoon of olive oil. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the milk. When it starts boiling, add the peas and 3/4 of the bacon, cook for 15 minutes.
  4. It is important to keep the liquid at the boiling point so that the peas remain green. Dilute a teaspoon of cornstarch with a little bit of soup, pour into the pan, and cook for about 5 minutes. Mix the soup to get a fairly fine texture. Optionally, sieve the soup to remove pea skins.
  5. Pour the soup in bowls.
  6. Garnish with bacon, mint leaves, raw peas, a little olive oil, and Espelette pepper.
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NutritionView more

700Calories
Sodium26%DV630mg
Fat57%DV37g
Protein65%DV33g
Carbs19%DV56g
Fiber32%DV8g

PER SERVING *

Calories700Calories from Fat330
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat37g57%
Saturated Fat12g60%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol65mg22%
Sodium630mg26%
Potassium1520mg43%
Protein33g65%
Calories from Fat330
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate56g19%
Dietary Fiber8g32%
Sugars32g64%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Susie S. 29 Jun 2015
I usually have ham in my pea soup, but the bacon definitely gives the soup a little more oomph. The mint was a nice touch and I really liked that addition. I do recommend using the sieve to strain out the pea shells… you'll appreciate it later.