Buttermilk-Lady Pea Soup with Bacon

Buttermilk-Lady Pea Soup with Bacon
Even served warm, buttermilk has a cooling effect on the palate, just right for summer meals.


  • 4 uncooked bacon slices, coarsely chopped
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 5 cups cooked Lady Peas
  • 3/4 to 1 cup reserved cooking liquid from Lady Peas
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes or until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in saucepan.
  2. Finely chop cooked bacon. Sauté shallots and garlic in hot drippings over medium heat 2 minutes or until tender.
  3. Process 3 cups peas and 3/4 cup reserved cooking liquid in a food processor until smooth.
  4. Add pureed pea mixture, remaining peas, salt, and pepper to shallot mixture.
  5. Stir in buttermilk.
  6. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 8 minutes. (Do not boil.)
  7. Stir in up to 1/4 cup cooking liquid, 1 Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  8. Spoon soup into 4 bowls, and top with bacon.

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