Green Pea Soup

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 (1 1/4 cup) servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (10-oz) bag frozen peas
  • 4 teaspoons plain nonfat yogurt, optional
Directions

In a large pot, heat the olive oil over moderately-low heat. Add the onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, tarragon, salt and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper and bring to a boil. Add the peas and cook just until defrosted.

In a blender, puree the soup in 2 batches until very smooth. If serving hot, return the soup to the pot and bring just to a simmer. If serving cold, transfer to the refrigerator to chill. Ladle into bowls. Stir the yogurt so that it is smooth and top each serving with a swirl of yogurt.


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Simple and good! Recipe is a keeper. Put it over a little goat cheese instead of using the yogurt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and light on a hot summer night. Had to substitute fennel seed for tarragon; still yummy but anxious to try it exactly as she wrote it. A new staple in my house. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Quick, Easy, and Delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELICIOUS!!! I use fresh tarragon which adds a nice light freshness. Absolutely love this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is yummy and easy to make, but it's a tad bit bland. I have a pretty demanding palate and need for spice, so that could be the reason - I had to add quite a bit more seasoning. But it was a beautiful color and a nice starter or dish for a more heavily-flavored entrée. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nothing this easy should be so good! First course dinner party recipe instead of salad. Make a day or two ahead. Go easy on the tarragon, otherwise it is perfect. I pair it with a creamy carrot soup and serve the two together in one soup plate, side by side, with a single gentle swirl to make a beautiful and easy presentation. Adjust liquid so they don't run together too much. Peas and carrots soup: both so easy and so springtime! Make double batches and freeze for another go. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good, but not AS good as a bowl of split pea soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A really yummy soup. So quick to make and nutrious too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I found this recipe while I was trying to find a good way to use up my frozen green peas in the freezer. It turned out that this soup was more than the leftover soup! The green color is beautiful and looks gorgeous. I added a spoonful of sour cream on top in stead of yogurt, and the soup was really delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you are intimidating about cooking this is the recipe is for YOU. Easy Easy Easy! The color is STUNNING. I added celery and 1 glove of garlic to up the nutrition value and add a little more flavor depth. Also added basil instead of tarragon. I used what I had on hand. My two favorites onion and peas! Can't get any better. I used the plain yogurt to swirl in. I like the sour taste and much healthier for you. i will definitely add this to my monthly mix of mainstay meals. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a snap to put together. I added in 1 tbsp of cream to make it a little creamier, used sour cream since I didn't have yogurt on hand, and sprinkled with chives to make it pretty. :) I substituted vegetable broth for chicken broth to keep it vegetarian for my daughter. I even forgot the tarragon but it was still really tasty without it--judging from some of the reviews maybe it turned out better because of it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is Easy, everyone likes it and healthy. You can't ask for more then that. I especially like to start a dinner with this since it is not a heavy soup. My kids like it with sandwiches for lunch or alone as a snack during homework. All around a family favorite!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I initally made this soup because I have started to cook things that my 8 month old baby can eat too, as he has mostly given up jarred/pureed baby foods. I figured I could mix this soup with some cereal and if he didn't like it at least I didn't waste an entire jar of food and my family could still eat the rest. This is a VERY yummy recipe! It definately takes frozen green peas to a new level. I LOVE it! My 3 year old daughter-who argues with eating anything lately-ate this without a fight. It was very easy to make as well, taking less than 5 minutes of actual work and about 15 minutes of cook time. I will be making lots of this in the future. Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy to make, so healthy....probably one of the best soups I have ever eaten. Great recipe. You will win everyone over with soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband is very particular about having some type of meat with his dinners, so I cooked some Canadian bacon and chopped it up as the garnish for this soup rather than using yogurt (I added significantly more of the Canadian bacon to his soup than to mine). It was really tasty and more remniscent of the type of split pea and ham soup that my mom used to make while still being very healthy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband doesn't like green peas so I wasn't sure if he would eat this soup or not. He absolutely love it. I like peas so I knew I would, but didn't realize how much. I've made it again recently and I think it taste better and better every time. Jerrie Sanders Rochester, NH item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love split pea soup, and rather than cooking something all day long in a slow-cooker, I literally made this for tomorrow's lunch while I made tonight's dinner. I used canned sweet peas rather than frozen since I had these on hand in the pantry, and I did omit the tarragon since I didn't have that either. I only used 1 can of chicken broth (2 cups) and a can of peas (15 oz), so I'm sure mine came out thicker than this would. Still delicious, fresh, and a beacon of light with all of these Thanksgiving leftovers around : ) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this soup! I was really easy and the presentation is beautiful. More recipes like this one, please! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yes, i saw Ellie make it the other day and had to make it...just love it.. thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
it was excellent and it was only 94 calories item not reviewed by moderator and published
This wasn't the most amazing soup I've ever had in my life, but the flavor was good, the color was fun, and you can't beat the low calorie count. And it was easy! I will definitely make this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The tarragon wrecked the soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched Ellie make this soup one afternoon and immediately had to make it! I love the flavor. I love the color! I love Ellie! I've made it many times since and have taken it to work to treat my friends. Thanks so much for the wonderfully healthy recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pea soup does not go well with tarragon alone, too much tarragon in this recipe. This soup does not taste good at all. Instead of making this light pea recipe soup, I rather have just the peas in a salad. None of my family memeber like this soup. I think adding a little butter and olive oil to sautee the onion and 1 glove of garlic, and one bay leave will add a lot more flavor and make this soup much better and enjoyable. Forget about the tarragon and no need for any yogurt or creme. item not reviewed by moderator and published
An elegant soup- I will make again and again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So fresh and sweet, the yogurt in it is amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy to prepare, simple ingredients, very fresh flavor...can't ask for more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great go-to quick soup recipe! It had wonderful flavor and was SO easy to make. I topped the soup with diced red pepper and served it with crusty bread. Wonderful light dinner. And it reheats beautifully. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was not only easy to prepare but delisious and healthy aswell. I will definately be making this soup again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this soup at least once a month. It is so yummy! So easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really enjoyed this easy, tasty recipe! Great with some crusty bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I finished eating this 10 minutes ago and I'm still not sure whether I liked or disliked it. Flavors were good... I put in extra pepper for more kick. Something about it was off, however. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't have all the stuff necessary to make it so instead i used a cup of chicken gravy and half a cup of creme of celery with some water added to make it more soup like. It actually came out very well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup was great! i sauteed a clove of garlic along with the onion, and used 1/2 dried thyme and 1/2 dried oregano instead of the tarragon (i didn't have any). the flavor was wonderful! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and healthy. I just substituted curry powder for tarragon (because I like curry and had no tarragon). Perfecto! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never had green pea soup tried it out yeaterday very tasty. I did not have heavy cream so instead I substituted with 1/2cup milk n 2tbsp butter. I tasted delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a few subs since I had it lying around: ? I used ? peas and ? Edamame ? I added ?T of butter to onions (something my Dad insists upon when hes in the kitchen) ? I grated one very small carrot into the onions before adding the broth... I thought the tarragon might compliment it - and it did! The yogurt really is a must. It really is the metaphorical icing on the cake! So delish and healthy for you. Thanks so much! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was incredibly easy to make, and it was very tasty and refreshing. However, the left overs were not as good the second time around. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was excellent. Jacqueline W. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will not fix this soup EVER again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My blender didn't get the texture quite right, but what I really didn't like was the tarragon. The flavor just seemed out of place. I think I would prefer marjoram or oregano or nothing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My friends who don't even enjoy eating peas, love this soup! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Yuck. Easy to make, but not so good. May have been my fault, however, by using a bit too much onion. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Somehow neither blender nor food processor pureed the pea skins and the result was unpleasant texture. I'm hoping the peas were at fault and the next try will be more successful because the taste is pleasant and healthy light. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make, but it was not so special on first taste. After a few bites, it grows on you and is very filling. I did not try it with the yogurt creme fraise-like topping. But, I think I will next time. I am also curious to try this cold. Would be an excellent take-to-work soup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pea soup was easy to make and my family devoured all of their soups. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I altered the recipe, so I'm not sure if thats wby mine was just okay. I used vege stock instead of chicken. I also used thyme instead of tarragon because thats what I had. I will try again because it was very easy and quick to prepare. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe last night for dinner and finished the rest today for lunch! Really fantastic and full of flavor. I especially like the tarragon in this soup. It gives it a very nice flavor and you never miss the cream or the fat! Thanks and keep up the good work! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made a vegetarian version with homemade vegetable broth. We loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. This will be one I will try. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I decided to make this soup today to chase away the chill of a wet spring day. I so enjoy the super fresh taste and ease of preparation. I served it with an open-faced chicken sandwich and it was just the perfect light dinner. I did substitute low-fat sour cream for the yogurt, and it was very creamy and rich. Thank you for your wonderful recipes, Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This soup is a vibrant green, which doesn't make it seem very appetizing... but it is wonderful! Very easy to make as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this yummy, healthy, quick & easy soup! Will make this a new favorite. Love your show! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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