Russian Pea Soup

Treat your family to this healthy pea soup, It is incredibly simple to cook with a few ingredients, but the taste is gourmet.

Russian Pea Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Serving Size: 8

Calories per serving: 283

Fat per serving: 7.5 g

Carbs per serving: 28.6 g

Protein per serving: 23.9 g

Fiber per serving: 6.0 g


  • 450 g smoked pork ribs
  • 2 cups dry peas
  • 5-6 medium potatoes
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 60 g (2 slices) bacon
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • 1 small bunch parsley
  • 1 small bunch dill
  • Salt to taste


  1. Soak the peas in cold water for alt least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Cut the ribs into pieces and place in a large pot. Pour in 10-12 cups water and cook for 1-1.5 hours, until the meat can be easily separated from bones. Remove meat from the pot and cut into small pieces.
  3. Add the peas and cook for 30 minutes. Add the cubed potatoes and cook for another 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet. Add the onions and carrots and cook for 4-5 minutes until light golden. Add to the soup. Place the meat back in the soup and let it cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Finally, stir in the mustard, crushed garlic, sliced bacon and chopped fresh herbs and cook for 3 minutes. Let the soup stand for 25 minutes, covered, and serve.


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