Easy Peasy Pea Soup

June 23, 2021 1 Comment

Pea Soup

Peas are the bees’ knees. 

Did you know that their juice is highly beneficial for people with gluten intolerance, as it repairs the membranes in the small intestine that can prevent fats being absorbed. 

Peas are also rich in protein, fibre, iron and vitamins A, C and B1 (thiamine), which is essential for energy production, nerve function and carbohydrate metabolism. 

The water-soluble fibres in peas bind with cholesterol and help excrete the baddies from the body, promoting intestinal health.

The sweetness of this soup comes from pre-roasting the garlic bulb in the oven. Simmering the soup on the stove increases the flavour ten-fold; if you’re not pushed for time, let it simmer for 15 minutes before blending.

Pea Soup Recipe

Serves 3—4

  • 1 garlic bulb (corm)
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/1/4 cup) cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, to serve
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 3 thyme sprigs, leaves only
  • 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) vegetable stock
  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • Celtic sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • handful of parsley leaves, plus extra, to serve

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F/Gas 6).
  • Cut the top off the garlic bulb, place on a baking tray, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and bake for 30–35 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onion and thyme for 5 minutes. Add the stock, peas, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, add the parsley and simmer gently, partially covered, for 5–10 minutes. (Cook for longer if you would like a stronger flavour.)
  • Remove from the heat and place in a blender.
  • Remove the garlic from the oven and squeeze the garlic cloves out of their skins. Add to the blender and blend until smooth.
  • Serve sprinkled with the extra parsley leaves and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.



1 Response

Gina
Gina

June 23, 2021

Great recipe

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