Chilled Pea Soup

Easy and perfect for light luncheons or warm summer evenings.

Cold Pea Soup

Serves 4 as a first course or 2 as luncheon course alongside herb biscuits. 

  • 1 medium sweet onion, chopped 
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 cups fresh petit peas from the County (or frozen, thawed)
  • 2 cups chicken broth 
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 Tbsp snipped fresh dill or 1 tsp dried dill 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp pepper 
  • ½ cup plain yogurt 

In a large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender.  Remove from the heat. Stir in peas, broth, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.  Place half of the mixture at a time in a blender; cover and process until pureed.  Return all the puree to the blender and add the yogurt; blend until smooth.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 

Garnish with a swirl of yogurt or sour cream and sprig of chive or dill. 

Pair with pinot grigio. 

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by Anna Russell, featured in Taste of Home's 2005 Quick Cooking Annual Recipe

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