This Thai pea soup is made completely in the blender and full of fresh spring flavor. With ginger, lemongrass, coconut milk, jalapenos and peas, you’ll want a big bowl.
This might be the first year there wasn’t a single blooming bulb or bush in sight on my birthday yesterday. Not one. The daffodils are about 3 inches tall, the daylilies about the same height and the forsythia aren’t even close to opening. So far, 2015, I’m not impressed with your spring.
On the bright side, my mom and I did plant a flat of pansies which are a big improvement over the dead mums that have been hanging out in those 3 pots for the past 6 months and things like this Thai pea soup have been making their way into my kitchen because peas = spring. Obviously.
Besides tasting like spring in a bowl, the other cool thing about this soup is that it’s made completely in the blender and it can be served at any temperature you want, no need for it to be piping hot.
I actually preferred it room temperature to cold the best. Brandy’s roasted cauliflower fennel leek soup is also made completely in the blender but that one tastes much better hot. Mine is spring in your face with bright greens and tangy lime, lemongrass and ginger. Hers is like the creamy comfort of winter meets spring vegetables.
Take your pick!
This Kick Sass Kitchen (<– hey, be cool and subscribe to our channel if you like these?) video had me standing on the counter, hitting my head multiple times on the ceiling and of course, more singing and dancing, this time to early 90s Salt ‘n Pepa. Because when you say “soup” ten gazillion times in a day your brain starts hearing “shoop” and then there’s just no choice but to belt out the lyrics to your favorite 6th grade song (ps- I still know every single word 22 years later).
So if you want to see some of that (and Ginger) enjoy the outtakes:
Looking for more blender soups? Try this potato pumpkin soup. Pumpkin isn’t just for October!
- 3 cups fresh or frozen peas (if using frozen, thaw beforehand)
- 1 15 ounce can full fat coconut milk
- ½ cup vegetable broth
- 1 large shallot
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 teaspoons lemongrass paste (I use the Gourmet Garden brand found in the refrigerated area of the produce section)
- ½ jalapeno
- 1½ inch piece fresh ginger
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pea shoots and dash red pepper flakes for garnish
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Garnish with pea shoots and red pepper flakes. Soup can be served cold, room temperature or hot depending on preference.