Quick Sweet Pea Soup

4
10 min
15 min
Prepared with:

Tender Small Sweet Peas

Ingredients

2 Tbsps. butter or vegetable oil

1 cup chopped onion

2 can (14 oz. each) Del Monte Tender Small Sweet Peas, drained

2 cups fresh baby spinach

4 tsps. fresh lemon juice

4 tsps. fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried thyme

3½ cups chicken broth

Optional:

¼ cup heavy cream or sour cream or plain Greek yogurt

prepared garlic croutons

Preparation

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook onion about 10 minutes or until lightly browned and soft, stirring frequently.
  2. Blend onion, peas, spinach, lemon juice, thyme and 2 cups chicken broth in a blender or food processor until very smooth. Return to same saucepan. Stir in remaining broth. Gently heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cream, if desired. Heat over low heat about 1 minute. DO NOT BOIL.

Garnish with garlic croutons, if desired.

VARIATIONS: For Minted Sweet Pea Soup, use 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves instead of thyme in Step 2.

For Tuscan Pea Soup, add 1/2 cup fresh basil instead of thyme in Step 2. Garnish with Parmesan cheese with garlic croutons in Step 3.