This is my go to dish when I am tired, stressed or have simply over-indulged, as was the case this weekend. Its fast and easy to whip up, and so delicious. Who would have thought that a humble bag of peas can be transformed into a satisfying soup in under 30 minutes. To be honest it’s taken longer for me to type up and proof read this post.
I like to use homemade stock but have been known to use Campbell Real Stock tetra packs on occasion. If using packaged stock just freshen it up with a stalk of celery, some parsley and perhaps some spring onion as you heat it up in readiness to add to the soup. It’s a neat trick that really lifts the flavour of the soup.
Serve with a good ciabatta or sourdough bread, and there’s dinner.
Pea and Rocket Soup
700 g frozen peas
100 g rocket leaves
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups (1 litre) hot vegetable or chicken stock, preferably homemade
shaved parmesan, to garnish
rocket leaves, to garnish
sea salt and pepper
HEAT the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
ADD onion and cook until transparent and soft, about 5 minutes.
ADD peas and rocket, cook until rocket has wilted.
ADD the stock, bring to the boil.
REDUCE heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
COOL slightly, then puree until smooth using a stick blender or food processor.
SEASON with sea salt and pepper.
REHEAT and serve garnished with parmesan and rocket leaves
This sounds delicious, Tanja. I also loved Mandy’s recipe!! Love to all, JaneXXXXXX PS All went well in Maryborough. I have just been choosing the scripture reading and photos. Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:03:35 +0000 To: email@example.com
Made ths soup tonight and it is delicious! I used minted peas and added some natural yoghurt at the end instead of the Parmesan. Served with focaccia bread it was a very yummy meal!
Thanks for taking the time to let me know. It is a lovely soup. The yoghurt sounds like a wonderful addition.
This has to be the fastest and tastiest soup recipe ever! I will be making this regularly. I added garlic with the onion, and I would try adding some mint too.
Mint would be a sensational addition. I sometimes add garlic and chives too. It’s an easy recipe to play around with and one of our favourite. glad you enjoyed it.
Sounds great!!! Love the idea of rocket in a pea soup 🙂
Thanks. It gives the soup a nice peppery kick.