I am absolutely obsessed with peas right now!!!! They have a sweet, mild flavor and taste delicious in everything from salads to stir-frys! They are high in fiber and protein, but also contain many antioxidants to fight disease, wrinkles and aging! Look for fresh peas at your local farmers market and the grocery store, or keep a bag of frozen on hand so you can whip this soup up in minutes! For extra flavor, add fresh herbs like mint, basil or sage when the soup is in the blender.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 whole shallot, minced
4 cups peas, fresh or frozen
1 cup vegetable broth.
In a medium size pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté shallots until soft, about 3-5 minutes. And peas and broth, and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Transfer mixture to blender or food processor, and puree until smooth (be careful! you might want to do this in 2 batches, to prevent a hot mess in the kitchen) Return to pot to warm, season with salt and pepper, and serve!