Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Pea Soup

One of the rites of spring is Spring Pea Soup. A wonderful lunch or a great first course for a ladies lunch. It's easy to do and tastes so like Spring!

It's Friday which means that it's Foodie Friday so let's join Michael at Designs by Gollum to see what everyone is cooking up this Friday!

Spring Pea Soup

1/2 onion (white or yellow)
1 package green peas
1 quart chicken broth (homemade or storebought)
salt and pepper to taste

Chop onion and saute in a little olive oil until soft and golden. Add broth and then peas. Cook until peas are done (not very long). Salt and pepper to taste. With a handheld blender puree until smooth (or you can use a regular blender if you wish). Heat until hot and garnish with fresh mint leaf.


Allie and Pattie said...

Delicious! Truly a springtime pleasure!
xoxo Pattie

bj said...

I LOVE Pea Soup...
xo bj

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I also love pea soup and is one of my great pleasures to make using the Easter ham bone! Yours looks so fresh and good.

susan said...

Would you believe I have never had pea soup and I adore soup! I love the way it looks in that blue bowl!

Laurie said...

A great way to use up those peas. :)

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Fresh and light, just the thing to chase away winter.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Yum! I love pea soup!

*Ulrike* said...

Yum! Pea soup is a favorite here too!

D.B. said...

Delicious! I would love to know the specifics on that gorgeous blue bowl........coveting, coveting!

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MrsJenB said...

LOVE pea soup! And I love springy recipes, too!

Dan said...

Martha, I really love all of your recipes (but especially the German pancake) - you should probably write a book!
I'll try this one too, as I really love peas!
Best wishes


Anonymous said...

I'm with Dan -- you need to compile your recipes into a book!

This looks almost too pretty to eat, but I'll bet it's good. I am going to try it!


joey said...

Love pea soup and made it for St. Patrick's Day! Actually, I must have pea soup all year long. Happy Spring:)

Charm and Grace said...

I do love pea soup and this looks like such a fresh and simple recipe. Thanks for sharing with us!