Split Pea and Bacon Soup

Split pea and bacon soup, the next addition to the recipes section of our blog.

Last year we ran a number of Supper clubs. Following these events we would select and publish a popular recipe from the event. We intend on continuing this following numerous requests.

We thought we would get things off nice and easy with a lovely Autumn warming recipe. Our first pop up lunch took place on Saturday the 17th October. Giving our customers the chance to eat in or take away, our pop up event including the ever popular succulent sausage and black garlic ketchup bap (or balm, or roll or which ever term you favour).

After much deliberation, on the recipes and which we should publish…. the soup appeared a little more challenging than the Sausage option :-).

So here you go….

The Feast ‘Split Pea & Bacon Soup’ recipe.

Serves 4-6 people


50g of butter

1 Onion (chopped)

1 Carrot (chopped)

2 Stick of celery (including the leaves) (chopped)

1 Leek (chopped)

400g Yellow split peas

1 Tablespoon of dried Thyme

1 Tablespoon of Dijon mustard

200g Chopped bacon lardons or chopped pancetta


Place the yellow split peas into a bath of cold water (makes sure the split peas are well submersed). Leave them to soak for at least 30 minutes prior to preparing the soup.

Melt the butter in a large frying pan on a medium heat

Gently fry the onions, carrot and celery (including the leaves) in the pan for 15 minutes

Now drain the split peas and add them to the pan with the vegetables

Add the dried Thyme to the pan

Either add water or vegetable stock to the pan, making sure the water or stock is at least 1 inch over the ingredients already prepared.

Bring to the boil and simmer until the split peas have begun to breakdown and the vegetables have softened. If the soup is to think, add a little more water.

If you prefer a smooth soup, give it a quick wizzz with the blender.

Now fry the bacon until slightly crispy and then add to the soup.

Season with salt and pepper

Add the Dijon mustard

Then enjoy with some of our lovely Flour, Water, Salt sourdough or bread.

A perfect lunch for a cold English Autumnal day.

Many of these ingredients are available in the Feast Refill Store, if you want to see a list of the some of the produce we stock, click here and download our stock list.