Thursday, May 28, 2009

Springtime Pea Soup

This soup is absolutely darling served in tea cups, and really does practically scream 'spring'!

Thaw a 10-ounce package of frozen petite green peas. Set two tablespoons of peas aside, and place the rest in a blender, along with 1 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth and 1/2 cup vegan sour cream. I used to always use Tofutti's version, but a new vegan option was on the grocery shelves this week, and I like it even better - so definitely check out the sour cream from Vegan Gourmet (

Process until smooth, then strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over a bowl - I find that it's helpful to use a spoon to press down and make sure all the liquid makes it through. Discard the solids.

Stir 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper into the soup. The recipe said to cover and chill thoroughly, so I let mine chill about 4 hours before serving.

Ladle 1/2 cup soup into each of 5 bowls (or tea cups!). Garnish each serving with about 1 teaspoon of the reserved peas. Each serving is 90 calories.

frozen peas $2.19
vegetable broth $2.69
vegan sour cream $3.99

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance