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Fresh Pea Soup

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Fresh Pea Soup

A couple things before I get into this Fresh Pea Soup for the first day of Spring!! (beautiful, isn’t it?!)

Fresh Pea Soup

I posted my book tour yesterday. I have already decided that I am adding DC and LA and probably some additional stops in CA, WA and OR. If I missed somewhere let me know!!

Fresh Pea Soup

Also- tonight is the third episode of mine in the “Rescue my Renovation” series. Click over here to see all about The Burdens and for a “sneak peek” of tonight’s episode!

Fresh Pea Soup

Ok, Now we can talk about this soup. Pia made it. She is just biding her time till she learns how to type so she can “have her own blog” but she asked if in the mean time she could start contributing some recipes. And she said “contribute.” And then I looked at her like, “Um, did you just say contribute?” “uh, yeah, sure, of course.”

Fresh Pea Soup

So item number one that my 5 year old daughter wanted to make was this fresh Pea Soup. She watched Bobby Flay on TV visiting the Alice Waters of Ireland at 5:30 AM last weekend and saw her make a soup like this. She was like, “I can totally make that” So we did. And do you know what my little butterfly of a child did next? She added honey to the soup. She said “mom, it is all about balancing the flavors.” Who is she?

Fresh Pea Soup

The honey was a really nice addition. She wanted to name this fresh pea and honey soup, but was scared that would scare you. You should make this. It is seriously one of the easiest, healthiest and most delicious soups I have had in a while. And blessed Trader Joes carries fresh peas already hulled all year round!

This would be stunning on the Easter table, right?

To make this soup, this is what you do:

In a large pot, melt the butter and add the onion and sprinkle with kosher salt. Sweat the onion and butter together until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken stock and simmer 10 minutes. Add the peas and cook barely 1 minute!

Fresh Pea Soup

Transfer the soup to the blender and puree on high, (you may have to do this in batches.)

Fresh Pea Soup

Reheat the soup gently and season well with kosher salt. (I garnished with pea sprouts, chives and buttered croutons)

Fresh Pea Soup

Recipe: Fresh Pea Soup

Ingredients

  • -1 tablespoon butter
  • -1 yellow onion, rough chopped
  • -4 cups chicken stock
  • -4 cups green peas, hulled
  • -2 teaspoons honey
  • -kosher salt

Instructions

  1. 1. In a large pot, melt the butter and add the onion and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  2. 2. Sweat the onion and butter together until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. 3. Add the chicken stock and simmer 10 minutes.
  4. 4. Add the peas and cook 1 minutes.
  5. 5. Transfer the soup to the blender and puree on high, (you may have to do this in batches.)
  6. 6. Reheat the soup gently and season well with kosher salt. (I garnished with pea sprouts, chives and buttered croutons)

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 6

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24 Comments

  1. How adorable that she was “I can totally make that!”, you have a culinary master in the making! Excited you are coming to Chicago, close to my Milwaukee home!

  2. Tieghan says:

    COLORADO! You have to come.
    This soup looks very green and very delicious! I think I am the only one in my family that would it though! Everyone is afraid of green!

  3. Vicki B says:

    She is definitely your daughter!!!! I’m howling with laughter!!!! Kids like Pia rock my world when I tutor.

  4. Argh! It is still well below freezing here! This pea soup definitely has me looking forward to spring!

    • Sorry Kevin!! It is actually raining and grey and the heat is on my house. not so Springy here either!

  5. Maria says:

    Love the color of this soup! Perfect for spring!

  6. Soupista says:

    Umm, hilarious about Pia – “we need to balance out the flavors” LOL! Does she know honey is a great antioxidant?! Smart girl. I saw those peas at TJ’s yesterday – gotta make this. You know I’m lovin’ all these soups!

    • HA! I always think of you Kristin- I have like 5 more up my sleeve. I am trying to spread them out :)

  7. Heather, this looks so amazing – and healthy!

  8. Naomi says:

    What a cutie! The soup looks delicious.

  9. Jenny Flake says:

    Look at that color Heather! It’s so gorgeous. I’ll take some for lunch please :)

  10. marla says:

    Love this green color!! Is it the first day of spring today?? Had not a clue….

  11. Heather, this soup is gorgeous! And please stop in LA so that we can have drinks. For real.

  12. amy says:

    Sign me up for Pia’s blog!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Eileen says:

    This soup sounds wonderful, and the honey is indeed a super interesting touch. Yay for Pia! Isn’t it great to see kids getting interested in food and cooking? :)

  14. yayayay SO happy you added DC!! let me know if i confused you with my emails this morning. i sent you 3 because i just kept thinking of more and more after i hit send on the initial reply back to you! LOL

    this pea soup looks so summer fresh and delicious!!

  15. I just about swooned when I saw that first picture at the top of your post. So pretty and delicious-looking. The honey is a very interesting addition. I think it is absolutely adorable that Pia wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps. That’s the ultimate compliment, isn’t it, when your kids want to be just like you?

  16. Gaby says:

    seriously gorgeous color and I bet it’s way delish!

  17. Such a beautiful color–how could I resist?!

  18. What a little creative genius! Honey sounds like the perfect touch.

  19. I’ve never had a pea soup with actual FRESH peas!! This looks awesome. Love the colour!

  20. Carole says:

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using peas and/or green beans. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

  21. victoria says:

    Heather –
    I’m looking for a great chilled soup to serve at a dinner party…would this be good cold?
    thanks
    v