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Spring Vegetable Soup

Serve cold, room temperature, or warm, this soup is delicious all ways. If you want to make it a bit more substantial, add some chunks of ham or bacon. Or for a vegan option, substitute the Greek yogurt with cashew milk.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 88kcal
Author: Good Dinner Mom

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 leek white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups tightly packed baby spinach about 4 ounces
  • 2 cups 10 ounces frozen green peas, thawed plus extra for tossing in the soup
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt creme fraiche, or cashew milk
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh spearmint
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a soup pot over medium heat, add the leekds and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and saute for 3 to 4 minutes until just tender and wilted. Add the broth, and bring to a slow boil. Turn off the heat and stir in the spinach and peas.
  • Carefully transfer the hot soup to a blender. Add the yogurt, parsley, spearmint, remaining salt, and lemon juice. Blend on high speed until the soup is very smooth.
  • To serve, garnish each bowl with chopped chives, and extra peas (optional). Serve warm, at room temperature, or cold.

Notes

  • This is a great recipe to make ahead, chill and serve cold up to one day after making.
  • Fresh or frozen peas work just fine in the recipe.
  • Garnish with whatever you think is pretty. You could leave off the chives and garnish with edible flowers for a special occasion.

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 186mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1355IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg