Chilled Pea Soup

Chilled Pea Soup Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Kitchen Crew



☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes


Add to Grocery List

4 lb
peas, fresh and unshelled
watercress bunch
3 Tbsp
butter, unsalted
1 small
onion, chopped
potato, unpeeled and sliced
1 Tbsp
basil, fresh chopped
2.5 c
chicken broth
1/4 c
3 slice
bacon, cooked and crumbled
"just a pinch" of salt
"just a pinch" of pepper
sour cream

How to Make Chilled Pea Soup


  • 1Shell peas and steam or parboil until tender; douse immediately in cold water to prevent overcooking, set aside to drain.
  • 2(If frozen petite peas are substituted, cook two 10 ounce packages)
  • 3Refrigerate all but one cup.
  • 4Trim base of water cress stems and discard; rinse bunch and pat dry.
  • 5Melt butter in a large saucepan and saute onion until transparent; add potato slices, watercress, and basil.
  • 6Pour in broth, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover and cook until potatoes are tender about 10 minutes.
  • 7Add peas; remove from heat.
  • 8In a food processor, puree this mixture in batches until smooth.
  • 9Return puree to saucepan and reheat slightly and season with salt and pepper to taste; chill thoroughly.
  • 10To serve, add cream, thinning soup to desired consistency; stir in reserved peas.
  • 11Pour soup into serving bowls and crumble bacon over each.
  • 12Add a dollop of sour cream and top with a basil leaf.

Printable Recipe Card

About Chilled Pea Soup

Course/Dish: Bean Soups, Cream Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Leave a Comment

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

14 Comforting Crock Pot Soup Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly night than with a delicious cup of soup! Especially when your crock pot does all the work. Check out these...

How To Pair Soups And Wine Recipe

How to Pair Soups and Wine

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Pairing soups and wine can be tricky. Besides there being many types of soup (stews, chowder, broth-based, etc.), soups are liquid and pairing liquid with liquid is strange. In reality,...