A super easy, nutritious and delicious soup that the whole family will love! The bacon can simply be omitted if you prefer a vegetarian option.
Nearly every child is brought up on peas from the freezer - it's the number one green vegie for convenience, nutritional value and versatility. And while some kids find them hard to swallow, don't neglect the humble pea - it's packed full of nutritional goodies and there are many ways to make peas more palatable.
Did you know just one serving of peas has the same amount of vitamin C as two large apples and more fibre than a slice of wholemeal bread? Peas are also a great source of all kinds of B vitamins plus manganese, phosphorus and copper. It's classed as a legume as well as a vegetable so, like kidney beans and chickpeas, has lots of fibre and protein.
3 cloves of garlic
2 large potatoes
2 slices of pork bacon or chicken bacon
2 litres of chicken stock
500g of frozen peas
Sour cream to serve
Dice the onion, potato and garlic and fry gently in the olive oil. Add chopped bacon and fry for five minutes. Add the stock and continue cooking until the potato is three-quarters cooked. Add the peas and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Serve with sour cream and basil leaves.