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Split Pea Soup

I’ve been trying to incorporate more fiber into my diet because I know I’m generally not eating enough of it. Which is basically why I’ve been binge eating this fiber-rich split pea soup, it’s soooo good. And split peas are one of the most fiber-rich foods, with one cup equaling about 16.3 grams of it.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 1 hr 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course main
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 539 kcal


  • 2 cups split peas (soaked overnight in water to reduce phytic acid
  • 8 cups homemade chicken broth you can buy this brand
  • 4 strips pastured bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 carrots diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper


  • Drain the split peas and set aside. Cook the bacon until crispy, then drain. Add the butter and carrots, onion and celery. 
  • Cook until they're soft, then add the peas, crumbled bacon, garlic, and bone broth. Simmer on low, covered, for about an hour and a half. 


If you'd like a less thick soup, add more bone broth or able 1/2 cup fewer peas. I like it thick!


Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 30gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 1988mgPotassium: 1659mgFiber: 27gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 8100IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 5.7mg
Keyword easy pea soup, homemade pea soup, paleo pea soup
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