In an effort to eat healthier after a couple weeks of eating out a lot, I looked for a couple recipes in my Ellie Krieger cookbook, The Food You Crave. This Green Pea Soup caught my attention and I thought it’d be the perfect thing to whip up for lunches this week since it’s light and you can eat it hot or cold. It was quite good and VERY easy. Even Alex liked it, which I did not expect! And at 95 calories per 1 1/4 cups it’s something I can feel good about eating!
Green Pea Soup
Source: The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 large onion, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (to make it vegetarian you can sub vegetable broth)
3/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz) bag frozen peas
4 teaspoons plain nonfat yogurt, optional
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over moderately-low heat. Add the onion, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the broth, tarragon, salt and a few turns of freshly ground black pepper and bring to a boil. Add the peas and cook just until defrosted.
In a blender, puree the soup in 2 batches until very smooth. If serving hot, return the soup to the pot and bring just to a simmer. If serving cold, transfer to the refrigerator to chill. Ladle into bowls. Stir the yogurt so that it is smooth and top each serving with a swirl of yogurt.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving Calories: 94
Total Fat: 2.5 grams Saturated Fat: 0
Protein: 7 grams Carbohydrates: 13 grams
Fiber: 3 grams