Pea Soup, from Meal Plan 1

Jun 19, 2013 | 6 comments

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Pea Soup, from Meal Plan 1

This post was first written in June 2013 and updated in June 2021.

Pea soup, a lovely quick and simple soup using frozen green peas and not a lot else. And at 16p a serving, a cheap family recipe.

How To Make Green Pea Soup

Simmer the peas in 500ml water for about 15 minutes.

Whizz with a stick blender or in a liquidiser until smooth.

Make a paste with the flour and oil and stir into the soup.

Whizz again and simmer very gently for a minute a two to cook off the flour.

Stir in the milk. Use plant milk and your soup will be vegan

Season with salt and pepper

Following Meal Plan 1?

If you are following Meal Plan 1, you are likely to need more calories at lunchtime, so use one or more of the cakes and bakes to follow the soup

Variations for Green Pea Soup

  • Add a sprig or two of mint if you have any.
  • Some big butter beans would be delicious in this, adding extra protein too
  • If you prefer, you could use a plant milk

 

This is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Containing 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list

What Other Vegetable Soups Can I Make?

Fresh tomato soup, 10p homegrown, 18p using tinned

 

Spiced Parsnip Soup 17p a serving. Serve with tomato scone or herb bread

Faggots & Gravy
peas

Pea Soup

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course:
Dinner
,
Lunch
Cuisine:
English
No Nuts by Llisole from the Noun Project
Nut Free
,
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
Vegetarian
freeze by Hare Krishna from the Noun Project
Freezes Well
Servings: 2
Cost per portion 16p
Calories: 245kcal
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Ingredients

  • 250 g peas
  • 100 ml milk
  • 15 g flour
  • 20 ml veg oil

Instructions

  • Simmer the peas in 500ml water for about 15 minutes.
  • Click here to start a 15 minute timer
  • Whizz with a stick blender or in a liquidiser until smooth.
  • Make a paste with the flour and oil and stir into the soup.
  • Whizz again and simmer very gently for a minute a two to cook off the flour.
  • Stir in the milk. Use plant milk and your soup will be vegan
  • Season with salt and pepper

Notes

Add a sprig or two of mint if you have any. Add some red lentils or other pulses for extra nourishment, some big butter beans would be delicious in this
This is from Meal Plan 1, a complete 7 day plan for 2 adults. Contains 3 meals a day, plus snacks , all recipes and a shopping list
 
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Pea Soup
Amount per Serving
Calories
245
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
9
g
56
%
Cholesterol
 
5
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
28
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
371
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
26
g
9
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin A
 
1037
IU
21
%
Vitamin C
 
50
mg
61
%
Calcium
 
88
mg
9
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Hi Erica
    A redesign process has been taking place over the last few weeks. Some posts had some errors and I’m going through checking them all as we speak. The recipe card had been omitted in this post, and I’ve put it back now, so you can go on and make your soup

    If you spot any more errors before I get there, I’d appreciate you letting me know, thanks. Sorry about the inconvenience

  2. Thrifty Lesley

    Hi Erica
    A redesign process has been taking place. Some posts had some mistakes and I’m going through checking them all as we speak. The recipe card had been omitted in this post, and I’ve put it back now, so you can go on and make your soup

    If you spot any more errors before I get there, I’d appreciate you letting me know, thanks. Sorry about the inconvenience

  3. erica thompson

    Hi, I can’t see the recipe for this, has this been removed as well as the lentil soup?

  4. Lesley

    No, the cooking water is the stock, so leave it all in

  5. Alison

    Do you drain off the cooking water before you mash up the peas?

  6. Lee

    Absolutely love this soup… I make it very regularly now. So tasty. Thank you.

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