Pea Soup with Yogurt & Mint

Greek yogurt lends an amazing tang to this bright and flavorful soup that comes together quickly using pantry staples. 

Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 TB unsalted butter
  • 3 large leeks, chopped (white and green parts only)
  • 1 TB kosher salt, divided
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 6 cups fresh or frozen baby peas (2, 14.4 oz bags frozen)
  • 2 TB fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup low fat greek yogurt
  • 2 TB minced fresh mint, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 TB sugar

Instructions 

Heat butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add leeks and 1 tsp salt and cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until leeks are softened. Add stock and peas and increase heat to high. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes or until peas are tender. Add lime juice, yogurt, remaining 2 tsp salt, mint, and sugar. Purée in batches in the blender or using an immersion blender. Serve warm or chilled.

Notes

Some pea skins will remain in the soup. For a completely smooth soup, press through a fine sieve before serving (you’ll yield less soup this way). Alternatively, to keep the fiber-rich skins in the soup, press through a sieve and purée skins in a food processor before returning to pot.