Recipe for Spring Pea Soup


3 T.                              Extra virgin olive oil

1 cup                           Chopped shallots

6 cups                         Low sodium organic vegetable broth 

6 cups                         Frozen peas – (2 lbs.) – Fresh Peas may be used

1 small                       Lime

1 t.                               Salt                              

1/ 2 t.                         Pepper                       

1/2 cup                      Chopped fresh basil leaves, loosely packed

2 T.                              Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated



Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-low heat. Add the shallots and gently cook. Stir occasionally until soft and translucent approximately 8-10 minutes.Add the vegetable broth, 

peas, ½ tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil, then 

reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 10 minutes.


Remove the pan from the heat and add the basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Cool completely.  

Purée in a blender until smooth and creamy. Peas take a little longer to puree so be patient when pureeing. 


Taste and adjust seasoning. I usually add about a ¼ teaspoon more salt, a sprinkling of fresh ground pepper and a squirt of lime. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve hot, or chill and serve cold.

Note: This soup will thicken as it cools. If necessary, add a bit of water to thin to desired consistency.


Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The soup can be frozen for up to 3 months (Wait until you’re reheating the soup to add the basil and Parmigiano-Reggiano). Defrost the soup in the refrigerator for 12 hours and then reheat it on the stovetop over medium heat until hot. (The soup will thicken up while in the freezer; add a bit of water to the soup when reheating to thin, if desired.)