Sara Snow, our fresh living chef, whips up a potent pea soup that delivers great taste and holistic health benefits.
Detox Pea Soup
We think of peas as being kid food but they’re excellent for adults too. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but they’re high in protein, fiber and nutrients that are important antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. This healthy soup can also be made with broccoli, arugula or a host of other powerful foods.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small leek
2 cloves garlic
2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
6 cups water
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground pepper
In a small soup pot, sauté the chopped leeks and garlic in olive oil along with the salt and pepper, until slightly tender. Add the peas and stir to cook for 2 minutes. Add the water, bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
Allow to cool then pour soup mixture into a blender. Blend in the basil leaves.
Return the mixture to the pot and heat to serve.