Creamy Pea Soup

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.comWhen I saw Nigella Lawson make her incredibly easy pea and mozzarella soup on her cooking show the other day, I just had to try it. Because of the addition of mozzarella she calls it ‘Slime Soup’, but it also adds a nice creamy flavor which compliments the delicate sweet peas. I love the vibrant light green color this soup exudes, making it a great addition to any Halloween party. Check out my soups & stews section for more easy and delicious recipes.

I made a few adjustments to the recipe by using less mozzarella and adding garlic and shallot for a more robust flavor. I mixed in some dried thyme as well but any dried herbs like oregano or basil would also work.

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.com

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.com

Add mozzarella to blender and set aside, then saute garlic and shallot.

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.com

Stir in broth, thyme, salt, pepper and peas. Add mixture to your blender and puree until smooth.

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.com

Creamy Pea Soup // wishfulchef.com

Creamy Pea Soup

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth (I used one with no salt added)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1 shallot, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, or to taste

    Add diced mozzarella to a blender, set aside. In a pot, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add diced shallot and garlic and cook until softened, about 4-5 minutes. Add broth, thyme, salt and pepper, then bring to a boil. Add the frozen peas and cook until defrosted.

    Carefully ladle peas and broth into your blender with the mozzarella. Puree until creamy and smooth. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste. You can serve this hot or chilled.

    Total Time: 25 minutes
    Yield: makes 4 servings
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    2 Responses to “Creamy Pea Soup”

    1. maomaokitty October 24, 2012 at 8:41 am #

      I saw that episode too! But I had a hard time believing such a simple combination of ingredients could be good. Glad to see you added some things. My other concern was what happens to the blended in mooz as the soup cools? Does it get a little chewy?

      • Barb October 24, 2012 at 10:18 am #

        I know, right? But I blended mine pretty well so you couldn’t even see there was mozzarella in the mixture. I also like to use fresh mozzarella so it’s creamier.

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