Fast and Delicious: Pea and Rocket Soup

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

Serves 4

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

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7 Responses to Fast and Delicious: Pea and Rocket Soup

  1. wattleflat says:

    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:

  2. Melanie says:

    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!

  3. Sue Hayter says:

    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.

  4. Sounds great!!! Love the idea of rocket in a pea soup 🙂

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