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Split Pea, Lentil and Barley Soup 1

Split Pea, Lentil and Barley Soup

  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Free Style


Split Pea, Lentil and Barley Soup is a soup dish made with peas, lentils, carrots and barley in a chicken stock base flavoured with fried bacon


  • 1/2 cup bacon scraps, chopped
  • 150 g dried split peas, rinsed
  • 100 g dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1/2 cup carrots, finely diced
  • 1/2 stalk celery, finely diced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • salt
  • oil


  1. In a pot add a small amount of oil then brown bacon scraps.
  2. Add and sauté the onions, celery, carrots and garlic.
  3. Pour the chicken stock and add split peas, lentils, barley, thyme, sage, cumin and salt. Bring to a boil then simmer for 1 hour and 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Add water if needed.
  4. Stir in the evaporated milk then season with salt then serve.