The greenest and most vibrant thing that I have cooked in a while has arrived. It's called spinach and green pea soup. Extremely healthy (obviously), yet so so delicious!
Soups are kind of a staple in our home. I am obsessed with soup for several reasons:
- comfort food!
- can be made a day or two ahead
- are usually one pot recipes
- can eat for lunch or dinner
- can serve casually at home on a rainy day or can dress it up with exquisite toppings when for a fancy dinner
I could go on and on!
This spinach and green pea soup is packed with green goodness. I mean isn't it obvious? The two main ingredients are spinach and green peas. A two-cup serving of spinach extremely nutrient-dense and has only 82 calories! It is a great source of iron, folic acid, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Green peas are also bursting with B vitamins, a variety of minerals, and protein.
And it is not just the spinach and green peas that go oh so well together. All the ingredients in this soup were kind of made for each other. The curry and chilli powder provide a little kick which livens up the subtle flavours of the peas and spinach, while the coconut cream provides a rich, smooth contrast to the hearty peas and spinach.
For something packed with this much flavour, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make. It is one of the easiest soups to make. One pot check. Under 20 minutes to cook check. You do not even have to defrost any peas first! So go ahead and double up or triple up this recipe, since you are bound to grab seconds!
Serve this soup warm or if you have leftovers (yeah right!) you can even serve this soup cold, right out of the fridge. Enjoy!Print