Friday, February 02, 2007

Green pea soup

Health recipe!
This is the first time I made green peas soup and it came out very well. Sweet, creamy and delicious, this soup is what you should have on a cold winter day. You can serve it with a slice of toasted pita bread or regular wheat bread. This is my entry for Creative Pooja's vegetable of the week - Green Peas.

Ingredients
2 medium onions
1 clove of garlic
1 10 oz box of frozen green peas
1 tsp of dried oregano (use fresh if you have it on hand)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp of oil (use can use butter)
2 cups of water

Method
1. Pour oil in a pan and sauté the onions until they become translucent. Be careful not to burn them otherwise the soup will taste bad.
2. Next add the garlic and sauté.
3. Then add the oregano and mix well.
4. Add the frozen peas and two cup of water. You can add vegetable stock, but water is good enough. Let it simmer for a while until the peas become soft.
Green peas and onions cooking on a low flame

5. Let the mixture cool. Once cooled use a hand blender and puree the soup.
6. Add salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Note: The soup by itself has a creamy consistency. If required, you can add milk or half and half/heavy cream to enrich the flavor. This is purely optional.

Delicious green pea soup
Serving size - 1 cup
Number of servings - 3 or 4

19 comments:

Asha said...

WOW!! What a perfect green color!!A great entry LK!:)Enjoy.

Just for fun said...

thats looking awesome. Great LakshmiK.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Asha. Yes, the color looks good though I did not add anything extra.

Sia's corner said...

lovely color... is that a heart in middle of the bowl?

padmaja said...

yummy!!

Pooja said...

Wow ! this looks lovely anf healthy .
thanks for sharing and ap articipating. was missing your entries since last few weeks, glad to see you again with the event. :)
thanks
-Pooja

Lakshmik said...

Hi Sia

Now that you mentioned, yes it looks like a heart. But was not intended to be one. That was my hand at trying to decorate the soup :)

Lakshmik said...

Hi Pooja

Yes. I missed a few weeks of your event. Was just not finding time to try out new recipes. Glad I could do it this time.

Sangeeta said...

Hi Lakshmi,

That is Mmmm mmmm good. Lovely pea soup - thanks for the recipe :)

Coffee said...

Thats absolutely yummy!!!!!!

Lovely presentation :)

USHA said...

Soup looks awesome,good entry for Pooja's event.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sangeeta, Coffee and Usha. Glad you like the recipe.

nalini said...

Very tasty yet nutritious recipe!

Sri said...

Never had a green pea soup before ...fresh color and am sure is healthy too.

TRS said...

Looks good! I don't think I have had this before....

Sandeepa said...

wowww Lakshmi , nice & green looking soup

Lakshmik said...

Sri, Trupti and Sandeepa - do try out the soup. It tastes delicious. This is my first time too. M usually does not like soups, but liked this one.

Dilip said...

lovely soup...i love peas...don't think i have ever had pea soup before...gotta try it....thanks for sharing my friend....take care okay...~smile~

Lakshmik said...

Hi Dilip

I am sure you will like it. It's healthy and tasty too!