Gluten and Dairy Free Yellow Split Pea Soup

Serves 4


  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 250g yellow split peas
  • 1250ml vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons basil
  • 4 slices smoked bacon, cook and cut into pieces


  1. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat
  2. Add the onions, garlic, basil and paprika and saute for 5 minutes
  3. Wash the yellow split peas and add to the pan
  4. Stir in the stock and bring to the boil
  5. Simmer on a low heat for an hour
  6. Add more stock if the soup is too thick
  7. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Blend until smooth then divide between four bowls
  9. Top with the smoked bacon pieces