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Bowl of Easy Pea Soup on tiles
5-Ingredient Pea Soup
Work Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
A hint of fresh lemon adds a burst of flavor and brightness to this simple soup. Delicious with some crusty bread and butter.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pea soup
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 43 kcal
  • tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 scallions white and green parts chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 14- to 16- oz bag frozen peas thawed
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  1. Heat butter in a medium pot over medium heat. Add scallions and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 min. Add 2½ cups water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reserve ½ cup of the peas and add the rest to the soup. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 5 to 6 min.
  3. Purée soup in batches until smooth; stir in lemon juice. Garnish with reserved peas.
Recipe Notes

Frozen peas are packed with sweet flavor and are flash-frozen when they are packaged, so they retain their goodness. Plus I typically have a bag of frozen peas in the freezer at all times for good measure! So this soup is easy to pull out of a hat...or freezer if you will!

Nutrition Facts
5-Ingredient Pea Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 439mg19%
Potassium 41mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.