Parliament Soup

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This is a slow-cooker version of a tasty green soup invented by the wife of a 17th-century British Member of Parliament. Pairing this with some warm rolls, or hot toasted sandwiches, makes an inviting cold-day meal!

Preparation time: 1 minute
Cooking time: 3 hours

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 3

Dietary guidance: n d 

Tags: main · soup · bacon · crockpot · green · pea · slow-cooker · lettuce ·


1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 slices of bacon, uncooked
3 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 oz. fresh spinach, shredded
1/3 cup lettuce, shredded
2 tsp. chopped mint
1/2-1 tsp. chopped parsley
pinch of salt and pepper


Dump all ingredients in slow-cooker. Set on HIGH for 3 hours.

When soup is finished cooking, transfer to a food processor or blender and process until smooth. (Make sure you read your appliance's instructions for processing hot liquids, and follow accordingly!)

Serve hot.

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