Spring Pea Soup Recipe

Spring Pea Soup




3 – 4 C water

2C fresh spring peas

½ C cilantro

½ C mint

½ - 1 jalapeno – seeds and ribs removed

2 T extra virgin olive oil



** 1-2 T cooking water from peas

** 1 -2 T tempeh

How to make Spring Pea Soup

Boil water and add peas.  Simmer for approximately 5 minutes until peas are bright green and fragerant.  Remove from water with a slotted spoon and place in work bowl of food processor.  Add cilantro, mint, jalapeno, 1 T olive oil, pinch salt and pinch pepper.




Puree until smooth – around 2 minutes.  Check consistency and seasoning.  If the soup needs thining, add the cooking water 1T at a time while processor is running.  Also, stream in remaining oil.  For a creamier consistency, add tempeh to the pure and run for another minute.




Serve immediately with garnish of mint and cilantro sprigs.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    mmm I love pea soup. garnish with a slice of maple-grilled bacon!

  • telliecoin
    telliecoin says

    maple grilled bacon??? How about with some cubed ham.. mm pea and ham soup!

  • woowoo
    woowoo says

    Both good ideas! Or pretty fanned, thin sliced melon? And then bacon crumbled....

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