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Meatless Monday Recipe: Spring Pea Soup

4/25/2011 11:19:39 AM

Tags: Meatless Monday, pea soup recipe, spring soup, fresh pea soup, Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnailIf your garden or farmer’s market has given you peas, Meatless Monday is a great day to make use of them. Because their sugars quickly degrade into starches after they’re picked, garden peas should be eaten immediately. Chef Pieter Dijkstra of A Spice of LIfe catering company invented this fresh, simple soup for Natural Home magazine. With crusty bread and a plate of local cheeses, it makes a wonderfully light spring dinner. 

 

 

Pea Soup 

Serves 6 

2 medium shallots, finely chopped
Pinch salt
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
¼ pound potato, peeled and diced
1 pound fresh or frozen peas
3 cups water or light vegetable broth
Salt and pepper for seasoning
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 tablespoon water

1. Cook shallots with a pinch of salt in oil until translucent.

2. Add potato and cook until soft.

3. Add peas and cook for 2 minutes.

4. Puree mixture with water or broth in blender.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Combine sour cream and 1 tablespoon water.

7. Drizzle loose cream over soup for garnish. 

pea soup 

Spring peas, new potatoes and shallots make a light but satisfying spring soup. Photo by Joe Lavine



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