Green pea soup with crispy bacon

Last week I was at the seaside taking walks on the beach and enjoying every ray of sunshine, but returning to Zagreb it took me a few days to adapt to the low temperatures that welcomed me back. It’s even hard to believe that a day ago it was snowing near Zagreb and this part of year everybody should be barbecuingΒ outside. We are also planning a family barbecue next weekend so hope the sun will finally bring up the mid-April-winter temperatures.

Until then we are left with heartyΒ soups and stews to keep us warm. One of the tastiest soups in my cookbook is Green pea soup with crispy bacon. I know what you’re going to say, there isn’t a thing that couldn’t be delicious with a touch of bacon. But this soup is for some even better without bacon, I just love the crispy bacon on top. It consist of a delicious group of vegetables that everyone loves and it’s great on a cold day. If you lack ideas for a tasty lunch, try this one out and tell me how it turns out!


Preparation: 25 min

Cook time: 25 min

Servings: 4


Ingredients

  • 300 g green peas
  • 100 g potatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 parsley root, chopped
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 ml cooking cream
  • 60 g bacon, chopped
  • salt & pepper to season

Green pea soup with crispy bacon

How to

  1. In a large pot heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add chopped onion and let it simmer for a few minutes before adding green peas, chopped potato, carrot, parsley root and chili flakes. Season with salt and pepper and let it simmer.
  2. Pour water in the pot so it covers the chopped vegetables and let it cook for 15 – 20 min until the vegetables are all soft, especially green peas. Drain water from vegetables and using the food processor, process the vegetables. Put them back in the pot, add nutmeg and cooking cream and heat to a boil.
  3. In a small pan grill chopped bacon until crispy. Place it over the soup and enjoy!
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41 Comments Add yours

  1. Henrietta Watson says:

    Reblogged this on All About Writing and more.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks πŸ˜€

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      1. Henrietta Watson says:

        You are welcome!

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  2. Jodi says:

    Sounds amazing. I love green peas. Hubby hates. Boo!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks and I always think that there is a way to prepare some ingredient we don’t like so we get a dish we can instantly fall in love with! πŸ™‚

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      1. Jodi says:

        that’s a good thought!

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  3. Roda says:

    Yummy! Thank you!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for stopping by, hope you’ll visit again πŸ™‚

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  4. We’re well into autumn here in New Zealand so I’m definitely gearing up to start making soup. This one looks delicious. Will be adding to my “soups to cook this winter” list.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Well thank you very much, you have a great week, keep posting great recipes πŸ˜€

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  5. Haha my first thought was exactly that: “it has bacon, it’s going to be delicious!” 😁

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Great minds think alike πŸ˜€ thanks for visiting!

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  6. davegon says:

    Looks delicious! Perfect for the rainy days we’ve been having here in Seattle.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! Heard so many great things and seen so many lovely photos of Seattle, would love to visit πŸ˜€

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      1. davegon says:

        …And places to eat! LOL Seriously, it’s a great place! Been here 30+ years; it’s home, so I’m a little biased.

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  7. Loretta says:

    Such a beautiful spring color and those flavors sound amazing! Will definitely be giving this a try πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, tell me how it turns out of course πŸ˜€

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  8. Sumith says:

    Any this with green peas love it!! Beautiful share Kreso.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. Great combo – love this !!!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks 😁

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  10. Kearin says:

    Hey Kreso – Just letting you know that I have nominated you for a Blogger Recognition Award – love your recipes and hearing about Croatia πŸ™‚ https://thewinsomebaker.com/2017/04/26/blogger-recognition-award/

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you for the nomination, hope to find some time to respond πŸ˜„

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  11. Wow! I was looking for ideas for soup. Have to make this one soon.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, if you get a chance to try this recipe out tell me how it turns out πŸ™‚

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      1. definitely πŸ™‚

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  12. Wonderful choice. Don’t mind if I do. πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸƒ

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks thanks 😊

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  13. Looks beautiful! I just bought some fresh peas from the market myself! You inspire me to make some soup πŸ™‚

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I’m glad that I did, hope you’ll like it πŸ™‚ Happy cooking!

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  14. chef mimi says:

    Beautiful! A perfect spring soup!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much, I love to prepare it in spring πŸ™‚

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  15. What a beautiful soup! I wish I had some right now.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you so much, it was pretty amazing 😊

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  16. I love pea soup. Your recipe looks delicious.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚

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