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Soup's On: Sweet Pea Soup

Soup's On: Sweet Pea Soup


I couldn't let St. Patrick's Day pass without making a vibrantly green soup. This soup gets its brilliant color from peas. The recipe involves minimal chopping so it's super simple to make. The texture is smooth and velvety, and the flavor is rich and comforting. This soup would be an elegant starter to a St. Patrick's Day dinner or Spring-themed shower. To make it vegetarian, substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth. To see how I made it,

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Sweet Pea Soup

Sweet Pea Soup

Sweet Pea Soup

Ingredients

  1. 5 tbsp. unsalted butter
  2. 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks, white parts only
  3. 5 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  4. 6 cups chicken broth
  5. 5 cups fresh or frozen peas
  6. 3/4 cup heavy cream
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. croutons, optional for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat butter in Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat.
  2. Add leeks; saute until soft, 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add flour, stirring until dissolved. Add broth; bring to a boil, whisking constantly.
  4. Stir in peas; reduce heat and simmer, 10-15 minutes.
  5. Using a handheld blender, puree. Stir in cream; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons, if desired and serve.

Serves 8.


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chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 9 years
Looks like it could be a champeaon soup.
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
yum! that looks great party!
Community-Manager Community-Manager 9 years
I want to make the soup and then paint my bathroom the same color! Gorgeous!
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Looks yummo!
Marci Marci 9 years
It does look a lot like split pea soup, of which I make a mean one, I might add. But I'll have to give this sweet pea soup a whirl, too. Thanks!
nancita nancita 9 years
Party! That soup looks SO GOOD. Honestly that photo belongs in a magazine. I have never made pea soup but now I want to.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Looks pretty but I don't think I would like it...
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
Yum and so easy to make.
Food Food 9 years
this soup looks soooo pretty! i can't wait to try the recipe.
GrapeBubbleGum GrapeBubbleGum 9 years
mmmm, I love pea soup!
syako syako 9 years
when I saw the pic I thought it was split pea soup (yum) but this looks good too!!
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