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Pea and Pesto Soup
I first saw this recipe on a Nigella Lawson cooking show. She’s my favorite celebrity chef, and I always enjoy trying out her recipes. This one is quick, simple and fairly low calorie for those of you who are on a diet.
750 ml water
375 g frozen peas
2 spring onions, trimmed but keep whole
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 tsp lime juice
4 Tablespoons fresh pesto
2 Tablespoons pine nuts (optional)
Boil the kettle, and once the water is boiled measure out the correct amount of water into a pot. Bring back to the boil.
Add the frozen peas, spring onions, salt and lime juice to the pot. Cook everything for about 7 minutes.
Discard the spring onions and place hot liquid into a blender. Add the pesto at this stage. Blitz until soup is smooth. Toast the pine nuts in a small fry pan until they start to color. Sprinkle over the soup and serve.
1. This soup was delicious. I used a hand blender and my finished soup had a few chunky bits. I was fine with that since I like a little texture in my soups.
2. I didn’t have pine nuts, so I garnished mine with grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of non-fat yoghurt.
3. This soup served two.
Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
That looks interesting.
It was certainly very easy.
what…another soup post? what is going on here today…a lot of soups?
..and I have pine nuts in the freezer!
Hmm…I guess Ina is my fave. I love to watch Hell’s Kitchen though. :). Do you ever watch Anthony Bourdain? Great show…
I watch him occasionally. We have a lot of UK shows down this end of the world, and I tend to watch them.
I guess it’s soup weather :)
Love the soup recipe. Looks delicious, I love that it is simple but great flavor. Saving this, thanks!
I made soup this week, too.
This is the perfect dish if you’re in a hurry or have unexpected guests and need another course to bulk out the meal.
It’s definitely a soup weekend. This sounds delicious.
Thanks for stopping by, JoAnn.
I love Nigella Lawson and this soup would be perfect for a rushed weekday dinner. It’s easy and nutritious.
I always laugh when she has her midnight snacks at the end of the show.
I will definitely be making this soup this week! I don’t watch many TV cooking shows anymore but I like Nigella and Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray
Peggy, I like all of those ladies too. I hope you enjoy the soup.
Ohh sounds yummy and something different..I will have to give this one a try..
Let me know how it turns out if you try it, Savannah.
That’s a lovely color for a soup. My favorite celebrity chef of the moment is Mark Bittman.
I wonder if this will work as a sneaky way to get kids to eat vegetables. I don’t have any to test it on.:)
This recipe for the soup sounds so yum!
It is. The fresh pesto gives it a zing.
I love watching Nigella cook. As for pea soup, it doesn’t tempt me. I do love pesto, but not peas. :)
That’s funny. Most people like peas :)
I look forward to trying this soup. Thanks.
I hope you enjoy it, Heather.