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How to Make Healthy Pea Soup

Surprisingly delicious and rich in a number of health-enhancing nutrients, green pea soup is a solid choice for any health-conscious budget. This soup will provide you with plenty of natural vitamin C, healthy omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, healthy carbohydrates, and a few unique phytonutrients that provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. - Ben Kim


Ingredients you will need include:

8 cups frozen peas
5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
2 tablespoons of organic butter (or olive oil for those who avoid dairy)
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Over medium heat, cook garlic in butter or olive oil for 2-3 minutes.


Add peas and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.



Add vegetable or chicken broth, bring to a boil, then reduce heat to allow ingredients to simmer for 5 minutes with the lid on.


Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and return to pot to heat through. Add sea salt and black pepper, to taste.


If available, garnish with a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy this hearty pea soup. As with most soups, it goes well with a few slices of creamy avocado on the side.


You can find other simple recipes in a great cookbook called "Take Three: 200 Fabulous Fuss-Free Recipes Using Three Ingredients or Less."

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Simple Pea Soup Recipe


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This is a truly delicious soup. If you have any leftovers, I recommend trying it the next day cold from the frig. It's a great cold soup on a hot day!


I really love my pea soup but I make it with split peas. Also have a soup bone in it for starters. The last half hour of simmering I add leeks and celeriac. I bet my soup tastes better!!

That's perfect for our new Vitamix, thanks for putting this up for us to cook, think I'll make it tonight as we are snowed in and it looks warm and soothing

I have made this super easy, super tasty soup! It's great! Thanks for sharing!