Amazing Pea Soup

Amazing Pea Soup

Amazing Pea Soup

  1. 12 cups water

  2. 2 pounds English peas with shells

  3. 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  6. 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

Prep Time: 00:15
Total Time: 01:30

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Recipe Author: Eating Well

Dietary Considerations: Gluten Free, Good Source of Calcium, Good Source of Fiber, Good Source of Iron, Good Source of Protein, Heart Healthy, Kosher, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Low Saturated Fat, Vegetarian

  1. Ingredients & Instructions
  2. Nutritional Information
  3. Dietary Considerations

Ingredients

  • 12 cups water
  • 2 pounds English peas with shells
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh dill, plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt

Recipe Directions:

Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Add peas, return to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer one-third of the pea pods to a food processor. Add 1/2 cup cooking liquid and process until smooth. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Pour into a large bowl. Repeat with the remaining pea pods in 2 batches, with 1/2 cup cooking liquid each time. Pour the pureed peas plus the remaining cooking liquid through a fine-meshed sieve, pressing on the solids to extract as much liquid as possible. (Alternatively, put through a food mill fitted with a fine disc.)

Return the soup to the pot, bring to a boil and then simmer until reduced by about a third (to about 6 cups), 30 to 35 minutes. Stir in chopped dill, salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls and top each serving with a swirl or dollop of yogurt and a sprig of dill, if desired.

Serving per recipe:

6 servings, about 1 cup each

Amount per serving:

  • Calories: 79
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg
  • DietaryFiber: 4 g
  • Fat: 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Potassium: 364 mg
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Sodium: 429 mg
  1. Gluten Free
  2. Good Source of Calcium
  3. Good Source of Fiber
  4. Good Source of Iron
  5. Good Source of Protein
  6. Heart Healthy
  7. Low Cholesterol
  8. Low Fat
  9. Low Saturated Fat

Other Dietary Considerations:

  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian