Cream of green pea soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 cups fresh shelled green peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Preparations

    step 1

    Melt the butter in a large soup pot over medium high heat. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and cook until soft, stirring frequently so they don’t burn, about 5 minutes.

    step 2

    Add vegetable broth, peas, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then cover and simmer until the peas are soft, about 15-20 minutes.

    step 3

    Using a immersion blender, blend the soup until creamy. Alternatively you could use a blender. If using a blender, carefully put soup in blender in batches, and pulse until creamy, being careful as the soup is very hot. Put soup back in pot if using a blender.

    step 4

    Add in heavy cream and stir to thicken up. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. Optional – add some fresh parsley or mint on top before serving.