Early Garden Pea Soup

Source: What's Cooking at USDA

Serving size: 1 cup

Servings per recipe: 6

This tasty soup is quick and easy to prepare, and your kids can help you make it!

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  • 3/4 cup onion (sliced)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 2 cans low-sodium peas (about 15 ounces each)
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat, low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley (if you like)
  • A dash of pepper (dash=1/16 of a teaspoon)


Cutting board & sharp knife, measuring cups & spoons, large saucepan & stirring spoon, blender


  1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in margarine until soft.
  2. Place cooked onion & garlic in a blender with other ingredients. Cover and blend until smooth. The blending will need to be done in 2 batches.
  3. Pour blended ingredients into saucepan and simmer 15 minutes. Do not boil. May be served hot or cold.


Make this soup chunky style by not blending the soup, or just blending half of the ingredients.

More About Green Peas

How to Select

Select brightly colored pea pods that are firm, medium in size and have no signs of decay.

How to Store

Refrigerate peas for no longer than 3 to 5 days depending on their appearance in that time.

How to Prepare

Peas can be eaten raw with or without the pod, they can be steamed or boiled and added to countless dishes as a side or an additive.