Vegetarian pea soup is good those days when you want a rich-creamy soup without any meat component in it. It’s a comfort food perfect right for the days when it’s chilly and drizzly outside. This recipe has simple ingredients and doesn’t require to be a skillful chef to prepare it.
All in all perfect autumn soup for the family.
Cooking time: 1 h
Preparation time: 15 min
Inactive time: 30 min
1 cup of peas
3-4 qt. of water
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of black fresh ground pepper
3 tablespoons of sour cream
1 tablespoon of cooking oil (vegetable better)
1 medium white onion
3 medium potatoes
1 red bell pepper
2 bay leaves (or 1 teaspoon of crushed bay leaves)
Pre-soak 1 cup of peas for 30 minutes. (Use hot water and twice bigger bowl, in order for you to keep the beans in the bowl not outside of it:-).
Peel and wash the veggies: onion, carrot, potatoes and pepper. Shred the carrot and finely chop the onion and pepper. Cut potato in medium sized pieces. Put the half of the chopped onion aside.
Set a 3 quart saucepan with water and add the veggies plus couple of bay leaves, add salt and black pepper.
Simmer for 10 minutes and then add the peas. Boil the soup for 30-40 minutes at the low heat.
Set a frying pan and add 1 tablespoon of cooking oil and the chopped onion. Fry on medium heat, until golden brown and then add 3 tablespoons of sour cream or cooking cream. Braise for 5 minutes and then pour the sauce into the soup and stir very well.
Simmer the soup for another 20 minutes or until the peas dissolve in the soup, truning it into the rich creme-soup.
Serve this soup warm, you may add some sour cream in each plate separately.
I fry the fine italian bread cut in medium squares with salt and pepperand add it to the soup when eating.
You can choose to do the same if you’d like.