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Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.

Zesty Pea Soup

Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on the traditional Pea Soup recipe! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from the jalapeño that gives you a wonderful warmth (not spicy hot) feel in your mouth and keeps you coming back for more. They blend together for the perfect Zesty Pea Soup.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Frozen Peas about 2, 10oz packages
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced and then frozen
  • 2 Tbls Jalapeño, finely chopped, no seeds about 1, fat 3" jalapeño
  • 1 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
  • 4 Tbls Fresh Mint, gently sliced
  • 2 Tbls Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup Cold water
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • Salt, to taste
  • Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste

Instructions

Prep Ahead

  1. Dice the onion and place the onion in a bag in the freezer over night.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  2. Seed the jalapeño, then dice it.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.

Make the Pea Soup

  1. In a medium sauce pan, add a tsp olive oil, then add the peas, frozen onion, and jalapeño.  Cook for 8-10 minutes, until the peas and onions are thawed, stirring frequently, 

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  2. Warm the vegetable broth up in a sauce pan (it does not need to be brought to a boil, just warmed) and then add it to the peas.  Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  3. Move the soup pot off the hot burner and let it cool for about 10 minutes.  Then, transfer the soup to a blender and add the mint.  Blend until completely smooth.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  4. Make the slurry by adding the corn starch to the cold water.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  5. Pour back into the sauce pan, and whisk in the Half and Half as well as the corn starch slurry.  Bring back to a simmer (do not boil) and cook for 5 minutes stirring to make sure no clumps form.  The sauce will thicken a bit.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.
  6. Taste for seasoning and add Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste.

  7. Serve in bowls and garnish with sour cream or plan yogurt and fresh mint.

    Creamy, sweet, fresh, with a kick...this Zesty Pea Soup with Spring Peas, Jalapeño, and Mint is a delicious new take on Pea Soup recipes! You get the sweet spring flavor of the peas with the cool fresh mint, followed by the peppery kick from jalapeño that leaves a wonderful warmth (not spicy-hot) feel in your mouth.