Easy Green Pea Soup Recipe

This pea soup recipe is the easiest you will ever make.

You might even raise an eyebrow in wonder at just how simple it is. Surely it needs more? I think no. So many pea soups seem overcomplicated. Because peas transform into a delicious soup so effortlessly, for me, keeping it simple is the key. Try it. I hope you will be pleasantly surprised.

You can use frozen or fresh peas for this pea soup recipe. Frozen peas are a cheap and easy choice and the flavour is still great. This soup is also very good served chilled!

Pea Soup Recipe Ingredients

2½cups/600mls of vegetable stock (broth) or water

1 pound/450g of frozen or fresh peas

½ teaspoon of salt

freshly ground black pepper

½ teaspoon of sugar

½ cup/125mls of plain yogurt plus a couple of tablespoons more if you want to dollop a little on top. Full fat or Greek is best here.

1-2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint or coriander (cilantro)

How To Make The Pea Soup

Put the stock, broth or water in a medium to large pot and bring to the boil.

Add the peas, bring back to the boil and simmer for 5-6 minutes until very tender.

Now season with salt, pepper and sugar and blend the soup with a food processor or hand blender until smooth. If you like pea soup that's really smooth, you will need to put it through a sieve or strainer but it's not really necessary.

Add the yogurt to the soup and return to the heat, cooking on a low simmer for about a minute, stirring well to combine. If you use low fat yogurt here, you may find that the yogurt curdles or splits a little which is why I specified full fat. If you really want to use low fat, you could add the yogurt to the soup when blending but it will cool the soup a little - not a problem if you are serving the soup chilled. Alternatively, you could leave the yogurt out altogether. The soup will still be delicious.

I like to serve pea soup topped with a little dollop of yogurt and a little chopped fresh mint or coriander (cilantro). Another option is to add the herbs as you blend the soup but I quite like just a scattering on top.



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