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Green Pea Soup with Olive Oil and Basil

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

DESCRIPTION

This green pea soup recipe is ready in under 15 minutes. It’s thick and flavorful with freshness from basil and lemon and richness from olive oil and Parmesan cheese.


Ingredients

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  • 32 oz. frozen peas (still frozen)
  • 3 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 20 basil leaves, divided
  • 1 green onion, root end trimmed off
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 lemon, cut into 4 wedges

Instructions

  1. Add the frozen peas, broth, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, dijon mustard, salt, 4 of the basil leaves, and the green onion to a large pot set over high heat. Bring it to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer half of the mixture to a blender or food processor and puree. Pour it into a big bowl and then puree the rest. Add it to the big bowl and stir.
  3. Ladle into soup bowls. Top each serving with 4 basil leaves, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, and a teaspoon or two of olive oil.
  4. Put lemon wedges out for people to squeeze into their soup if they’d like to.