Fresh Pea Soup

Prepare this creamy first-course soup recipe to serve with grilled meats.

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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
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Fresh Pea Soup
Ingredients
2
cups shelled fresh peas or one 10-ounce package frozen peas
3
cups water
1
small onion, chopped (1/3 cup)
2
tablespoons snipped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
2
cups torn Boston lettuce
1/4
cup milk or half-and-half
1/4
cup vermouth (optional)
 
Salt and pepper
 
Dairy sour cream (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine peas, water, onion, parsley, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a large saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 10 to 12 minutes or until peas are tender. Meanwhile, melt butter or margarine in a skillet. Add lettuce and cook just until soft. Add the lettuce mixture to the soup.
  2. Puree half of mixture at a time in a blender container or food processor. Return all to saucepan. Add milk or half-and-half; and vermouth, if desired. Heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Dollop with sour cream, if desired. Makes 4 to 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts (Fresh Pea Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 123 kcal cal.,
  • 6 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 16 mg chol.,
  • 338 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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