This is my go to soup when I need something to please everyone but don’t want to spend too much time making appetizers. The soup has a very bright and beautiful green color and uses ingredients that you should already have at home.
Green peas – about 2 cups
Potato – 1/4th cup – thinly sliced
Onion – 1/4th cup- thinly sliced
Garlic 1 clove – crushed (optional)
Salt & Pepper as needed . White pepper works better for this recipe
Dry Basil leaves crushed – 1 tbsp
Herb de Provence – couple of pinches
Heavy Cream for Garnish
Butter 1/4th tbsp
Water 1 cup
Milk 2 % or full fat 1 cup
Heat butter in a pan. Add onion and saute until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add garlic and saute for another 1/2 minute. Add potato and saute for 3 minutes. Add Frozen peas and saute for 7 minutes or so until peas are tender but not so much that it has lost color. Add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of milk and let it boil for 7-8 minutes or so. When boiling add Basil leaves and Herb de Provence.
Cool slightly and blend it with a hand blender. When serving, use 1 spoon of heavy cream on each bowl for garnish.
The times for sauteing are approximate. A lot will depend on which stove you are using and what heat you are using.