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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.

Last night I whipped up a simple recipe I came across a few years ago while doing a detox. I am always amazed at the simplicity and the brightness of the flavors.Peaclose

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.PeaPuree

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!

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Super Dave #

    I have done almost the same thing for years but add garlic and carrots to mine.

    January 14, 2013
  2. Great idea! I will try it.

    January 19, 2013

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