Back of 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, . Sweet Pea Soup From Instyle magazine, April 2004 Ingredients5 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced leeks, white parts only 5 tbsp. all-purpose flour 6 cups chicken broth 5 cups fresh or frozen peas 3/4 cup heavy cream salt and pepper to taste croutons, optional for garnish Directions Heat butter in Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat. Add leeks; saute until soft, 4-5 minutes. Add flour, stirring until dissolved. Add broth; bring to a boil, whisking constantly. Stir in peas; reduce heat and simmer, 10-15 minutes. Using a handheld blender, puree. Stir in cream; season with salt and pepper. Garnish with croutons, if desired and serve. Serves 8. Information Category Other, Soups/Stews Cuisine North American View 21 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Comments chiefdishwasher 9 years Looks like it could be a champeaon soup. celebrity_soup 9 years yum! that looks great party! Community-Manager 9 years I want to make the soup and then paint my bathroom the same color! Gorgeous! Angelica 9 years Looks yummo! 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 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 9 years Looks pretty but I don't think I would like it... AmberHoney 9 years Yum and so easy to make. Food 9 years this soup looks soooo pretty! i can't wait to try the recipe. GrapeBubbleGum 9 years mmmm, I love pea soup! syako 9 years when I saw the pic I thought it was split pea soup (yum) but this looks good too!!