More Stuff I’ve Cooked: Pea Soup!

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More food-ness!


I’m pretty sure that this soup was supposed to be less lumpy and a lot smoother, but whatev. It was delish! — and I like the green color. 🙂

I made this the other day from a recipe I saw in the May 2015 issue of Cooking Light magazine. Here it is, in case you want to get yo’ pea soup on…


Ingredients (serves 6)
3 cups shelled fresh green peas (I used one and a half bags of shelled peas from Trader Joe’s; you could also use frozen peas)
1 cup unsalted chicken stock (I swapped this out for vegetable stock)
1 cup coarsely chopped pea shoots or baby spinach leaves (I used spinach)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted (I used silvered almonds because it’s what I had in my cupboard)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt


  1. Bring a large pot of water to bowl. Add peas; cook 15 seconds. Add pea shoots, mint, and garlic; cook 15 seconds. Drain; plunge pea mixture into ice water. Drain well.
  2. Combine pea mixture, stock, and salt in a blender; process until very smooth.
  3. Combine nuts, oil and dill in a small bowl.
  4. Ladle about 2/3 cup soup into each of 6 shallow bowls.
  5. Drizzle each serving with 1 teaspoon yogurt; top with 2 teaspoons nut mixture.
  6. Nom, and enjoy. 🙂

I’m the only one in my house who eats this soup, by the way, because my husband 1) hates peas and 2) dislikes soup, so this dish was pretty much his nightmare in a bowl, haha! I made him a very boy-friendly salami and cheese sandwich to eat instead.

Since we’re on the subject of soups, what’s your favorite? Mine’s probably potato leek…


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  1. I’ll have a bowl right away please! Looks delicious. Restaurant-worthy.
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  2. What a lovely green color! I bet it was delicious. My favorite soup is probably good old tomato… what can I say, I like the simple things in life.
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  3. Kim says:

    That’s a neat take on pea soup (and too funny about it being El Hub’s nightmare in a bowl). HAHA! I make quite a bit of traditional pea soup, which is always a hit. My fave, though, is homemade chicken stock with thin spaghetti. Nothing else in it. We still call it Chicken Noodle Soup in our house, though. 🙂

  4. kris says:

    Looks great! Did you say how much/type of stock you used?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kris,

      Whoops! I can’t believe I missed that. I’ll update it right now. I used 1 cup of vegetable stock. The original recipe calls for 1 cup of unsalted chicken stock. 🙂

  5. Allison C says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I will definitely make this. I wish the fresh peas were available around here, but winter lasted well into April and everything is a month behind in the gardens and farms. I’ll use frozen too
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  6. My favorite soup has to be Green Bean Soup made from my Grandmas recipe. Comfort food par excellence!
    But I´d take a bowl of this pea soup any day.
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  7. Vanessa says:

    I looooove soup!!!! I even eat it when it’s hot as hell outside too lol! Fav is potato leek, a really good chicken tortilla, baked potato soup, or that Zuppa Toscana from Olive Garden lol! Soooo good

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