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St Helena Pea Soup

A favourite on St Helena. Learn how to make Saint style Pea Soup with this easy to follow recipe. Including video and images.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Saint, Saint Helena, Saint Helena Island, St Helena, St Helena Island
Author: The Saint Cooks


  • One Pot


  • 2 litres Stock (Using 2 Stock Cubes)
  • 350 g Split Peas
  • 450 g Bacon Pieces or Bacon Bones (Optional)
  • 1 Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Carrot (Chopped)
  • 1 Potato (Diced)
  • 1 Pumpkin (Diced)
  • 1 Chilli (and Thyme optional)
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Seasoning to taste


  • Place Split peas in a pot and cover with the stock.
  • Bring to the boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add your bacon or bacon bones (or not if making a vegetarian version), onion, carrot, parsley and chilli to the pot and cook until the vegetables are half done.
  • Add your potatoes and pumpkin and continue to simmer until meat and vegetables are cooked through.
  • Once cooked season to taste and enjoy with fresh bread for dipping.