Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! To celebrate this holiday, why not serve something green? My pea soup is surprisingly simple and packs a lot of flavor even though it only contains a few ingredients. I’ve made many soup recipes in the past, but the ones that I like usually have a massive ingredient list. This is what motivated me to create a soup that is easy yet delicious. The beauty of this soup is that, since the recipe does not contain any overbearing spices to hide the taste, the flavor of the peas really comes through. I encourage you to serve this pea soup during the holiday known for being “green.” You might even serve it in a green bowl topped with a shamrock.
- 2 medium leeks- rinsed and sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic-about 6 cloves
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 quart low sodium vegetable broth
- 2-1 pounds bags of frozen peas-thawed
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. When hot, add leeks and sauté until translucent-about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add peas, vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Blend soup until smooth in a blender or in the pot with an immersion blender. So simple, so easy, so green!