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Today, I have a special recipe for you to try. Delicious yellow split pea soup that has something special added. Smoked ribs! They make the taste of pea soup so distinguished and admired. And believe me, nothing can compare to the taste of broth made of smoked ribs and some extra fried bacon.

The recipe is simple and easy to follow. The only thing that can make you consider whether to cook it or not, is the cooking time of split peas. It can take you up to 2 hours to get peas alone to a puree state. However, I have a little trick that can help you with this exact problem.  Moreover, you will also find here the easiest recipe for crunchy croutons to add into you split peas soup.

Ingredients for Easy Yellow Split Pea Soup:

Ingredients for Delicious Split Peas Soup

  • 400 g smoked pork ribs;
  • 400 g split pea;
  • 3 liters water;
  • 200 g bacon;
  • 3 potatoes, cubed;
  • 1 carrot, grated;
  • 1 onion, chopped;
  • 1 bay leaf;
  • 20 g of fresh herbs;
  • 2 tbsp. oil;
  • salt and pepper for seasoning.

Ingredients for croutons:

  • 3 average slices of any loaf bread of your choice;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 tsp. olive oil;
  • dry herbs and spices to your taste (I like to add dry thyme or dill).

How to cook split pea soup with smoked ribs and bacon:

  • Presoak split pea in cold water. One or two hours should be enough. Do not skip this step, as it will reduce cooking time of the soup on the stove. After soaking, rinse it under cold running water. Place peas in a pot, pour three liters of water and let it boil on the medium to high heat. When peas start boiling, reduce the heat to minimum and let it simmer for 45-60 minutes. Remove all the foam with a skimmer if necessary.

Step_1 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • Separate smoke ribs and add to the pot with split pea. Wait until the soup boils again, add a bay leaf and let ribs cook together with peas for additional 30 minutes.

Step_2 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • While we have ribs, cooking on the stove let`s prepare sautéed vegetables. Add grated carrot and chopped onion to the skillet with already heated oil. Sauté vegetables on the medium heat until soft and golden.

Step_3 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • Fry bacon in a separate skillet. For bacon to brown really well, fry it using oil. You can also add meat from some pork ribs that you`ve been cooking for the stock (just take several ribs from the soup, separate meat from the rib and add it to the frying bacon).

Step_4 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • Now is the time to use all the remaining ingredients in the soup. First, add cubed potatoes. Wait until soup with reboils and cook potatoes for 10 minutes.

Step_5 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • Then add sautéed vegetables and fried bacon. Let them simmer for additional 5-7 minutes.

Step_6 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

  • Season split pea soup with bacon and ribs to your taste: add salt, freshly ground black pepper and dry herbs to your taste. Let the soup cook with seasoning for 5 minutes, cover the pot with a lid and take it from the heat. For soup to incorporate all the flavors, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Step_7 How to cook split pea soup with bacon and smoked ribs

Meanwhile, let’s make some croutons because you cannot have split soup without crunchy croutons. My choice will be to make them from white bread as it perfectly goes with smoked taste of the ribs.

How to make croutons for soups:

  • Cut slices of bread into small cubes, slice or chop garlic into big pieces. Heat oil in the skillet and add sliced garlic. Sauté it for 30 seconds for oil to incorporate the flavor of garlic, then get rid of it. Place cubed bread in flavored oil and fry them for 5 minutes constantly stirring. That is it; your croutons are ready. It is the easiest recipe for croutons that you will ever find.

How to make croutons for split pea soup

Now, it is time to serve our delicious split peas soup. Pour soup into the plates, add chopped a pinch of chopped fresh herbs (dill, coriander and parsley would be my choice) and fried croutons. Bon Appetite!

Split peas and smoked ribs soup recipe

Everyone should at least once in their life try to cook split pea soup with smoked ribs, you won’t find anything else that tastes like this soup. It has a perfect tandem of two delicious flavors: smoked flavor of ribs and fried bacon and unique creaminess of cooked peas. All your questions leave in the comment section below.

Easy yellow split pea soup recipe
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Split Pea Soup with Bacon and Smoked Ribs Recipe

Delicious yellow split pea soup that has something special added. Smoked ribs!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 50 mins
Total Time2 hrs 5 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: International
Keyword: Simple Split Pea Soup Recipe, Smoked Ribs and Split Pea Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 65kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g smoked pork ribs
  • 400 g split pea
  • 3 l water
  • 200 g bacon
  • 3 potatoes cubed
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 20 g fresh herbs
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • salt and pepper for seasoning
  • 3 average slices of any loaf bread of your choice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • dry herbs and spices to your taste

Instructions

  • Presoak split pea in cold water. One or two hours should be enough. Do not skip this step, as it will reduce cooking time of the soup on the stove. After soaking, rinse it under cold running water. Place peas in a pot, pour three liters of water and let it boil on the medium to high heat. When peas start boiling, reduce the heat to minimum and let it simmer for 45-60 minutes. Remove all the foam with a skimmer if necessary.
  • Separate smoke ribs and add to the pot with split pea. Wait until the soup boils again, add a bay leaf and let ribs cook together with peas for additional 30 minutes.
  • While we have ribs, cooking on the stove let`s prepare sautéed vegetables. Add grated carrot and chopped onion to the skillet with already heated oil. Sauté vegetables on the medium heat until soft and golden.
  • Fry bacon in a separate skillet. For bacon to brown really well, fry it using oil. You can also add meat from some pork ribs that you`ve been cooking for the stock (just take several ribs from the soup, separate meat from the rib and add it to the frying bacon).
  • Now is the time to use all the remaining ingredients in the soup. First, add cubed potatoes. Wait until soup with reboils and cook potatoes for 10 minutes.
  • Then add sautéed vegetables and fried bacon. Let them simmer for additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Season split pea soup with bacon and ribs to your taste: add salt, freshly ground black pepper and dry herbs to your taste. Let the soup cook with seasoning for 5 minutes, cover the pot with a lid and take it from the heat. For soup to incorporate all the flavors, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Cut slices of bread into small cubes, slice or chop garlic into big pieces. Heat oil in the skillet and add sliced garlic. Sauté it for 30 seconds for oil to incorporate the flavor of garlic, then get rid of it. Place cubed bread in flavored oil and fry them for 5 minutes constantly stirring. That is it; your croutons are ready. It is the easiest recipe for croutons that you will ever find.
  • Now, it is time to serve our delicious split peas soup. Pour soup into the plates, add chopped a pinch of chopped fresh herbs (dill, coriander and parsley would be my choice) and fried croutons. Bon Appetite!

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe! However, didn’t have any bacon but still tasted delicious. Never thought that you can make something so special with split peas)

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