Green Pea Soup

Nothing says summer quite like green peas! Served hot or cold, this super smooth soup is a great start to any meal. Use fresh peas if available, however frozen peas can be more delicious and very nutritious since they’re harvested at peak ripeness and frozen immediately where they’re grown.

Green Pea Soup Recipe

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1L cold vegetable stock (or chicken)
  • 2 10 oz bags frozen green peas
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 sprigs pickled mint leaves
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 8 kaffir lime leaves (or the zest from 3 limes)
  • — fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes

Optional:

  • garnish with alpha sprouts or try adding basil or tarragon for more flavor.

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice water and set aside.
  • Gather and prepare all ingredients listed above.
  • Boil the green peas rapidly for 3 minutes and plunge them into ice water immediately.
  • Reserve ½ cup peas. In a few batches blend all the ingredients for 4 minutes.
  • Taste, adjust seasoning and serve cold or hot. Garnish with alpha sprouts, olive oil and the reserved peas.

Trevor Ross

About Trevor Ross

As graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, London born Chef Trevor Ross opened Calgary's Starbelly Restaurant in 2015. Eager to continue creating, he founded The Grass Roots of Food; adapting global cuisines into a nutritious, yet delicious in-home personal chef services for an affluent social class. He specializes in catering, interactive cooking demonstrations as well as consulting. As a strong advocate of scratch cooking, Trevor adds a healthy twist to classic cravings. Whether serving celebrities, business moguls, elite athletes or his family, Trevor's creative approach focuses on real, wholesome ingredients that encourage the entire body to thrive. In 2013, Trevor Ross Launched his website, www.trevorross.ca in order to extend the reach of his culinary efforts.