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March 10, 2012

Seven soups every Saturday: soup recipes with fresh or frozen peas


In the house where I grew up, peas meant one of two things: Le Sueur tiny peas in a can (remember the silver label?); or, supernaturally bright green peas in a freezer bag with supernaturally bright, uniformly square orange carrots. It's no wonder I never quite fell in love with peas when I was a child. However, there's always a bag of peas in my grown-up freezer -- good, organic, individually quick frozen (IQF) peas -- and one way I use them is in soup. A handful here, a cupful there, tossed in late in the cooking for great texture or blended to a glorious green silkiness, in hot soup or chilled... well, now that the first day of Spring is less than two weeks away, I'm finally on board with peas.

Seven soup recipes with fresh or frozen peas caught my eye this week:

Green pea soup, from 101 Cookbooks

Summer pea soup, from Simply Recipes

Edamame and pea soup with herbed lemon cream, from Pinch My Salt

Chilled spring pea soup with garlic cream and bacon, from One Perfect Bite

Chilled pea soup with shrimp, from Inspired Taste

Minted pea soup, from Rookie Cookie

Chilled lemon cucumber and fresh pea soup, from Tartelette

Find more delicious soup recipes with fresh or frozen peas on Food Blog Search. Come back every Saturday for seven soup recipes to enjoy any day of the week.

[Photo of edamame and pea soup with herbed lemon cream by, and used with permission from, Pinch My Salt.]


Posted by: Kalyn | March 10, 2012 at 12:45 PM

I don't think I've had had actual pea soup!

Posted by: Joyce West | March 10, 2012 at 01:16 PM

OMG! Split pea soup!
Super fabulous....YUM!

Posted by: CJ McD | March 10, 2012 at 02:56 PM

Spring is just around the corner. Just in time for these lovely fresh pea soups.

Posted by: Lydia | March 10, 2012 at 05:12 PM

Kalyn, do you grow peas in your garden? There are some wonderful recipes here.

Joyce, I love split pea soup, too. Today's recipes are for fresh or frozen peas, but there are several split pea recipes here on Soup Chick.

CJ, 10 more days until spring. I can hardly wait.

Posted by: pam | March 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

I went to make a rice pilaf yesterday and discovered I had no frozen peas!!! I couldn't believe it, I never let myself run out of those!

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  • I'm Lydia Walshin, a longtime food writer who lives and cooks in a real log house. If I could, I'd eat Chinese noodles, grapes, ice cream and soup every day.
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