Basil Pea Soup
Like so many others, I’m trying to get this year off to a healthy start by eating better. Fresh soups can be a great way to cut calories, eat fresh and warm up on a cold winter day.
All you need is a sweet yellow onion, fresh basil, frozen peas and some chicken or veggie stock.
Saute half a medium onion in olive oil with a dash of sea salt until nicely browned, then stir in a bag of peas (frozen or thawed will work). After a couple minutes add 1.5 to 2 cups of stock and bring to a light boil for just about 1 minute.
Let this cool for a few minutes. Transfer the peas and broth into a food processor and add a handful of basil leaves (the plastic bag/carton from the produce section is about the right amount of leaves). Puree, then salt and pepper to taste.
Within minutes you have a bowl of hearty, creamy and healthy soup!