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Spring Pea and Scallion Soup Recipe

Looking for an easy Spring Pea and Scallion Soup recipe? Learn how to make Spring Pea and Scallion Soup using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by uffdah11

Makes 4 servings



You can use fresh or frozen peas, either of which delivers B vitamins, iron and fiber, in this soup, but if you do take the time to shell fresh peas, you will be rewarded with a special bright, springy flavor.

Recipe Ingredients for Spring Pea and Scallion Soup

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped scallions, (about 3 bunches)
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 cups shelled fresh peas (4 1/2 pounds unshelled), or frozen peas
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 Freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Spring Pea and Scallion Soup

  1. Heat oil in a large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add scallions and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add peas and reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until the peas are tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. In batches, transfer soup to a blender and puree. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids.) Strain through a fine sieve into another saucepan, pressing on the solids. Reheat gently. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Ladle soup into bowls

Categories

First Course

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 400.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
164
Calories from Fat
36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.0g
6%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
929mg
39%
Potassium
442mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
20.8g
7%
Dietary Fiber
7.6g
30%
Sugars
7.2g
Protein
11.7g
Vitamin A 58% Vitamin C 32%
Calcium 7% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
  • High in sugar
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