Although I ordinarily love to spend time in the kitchen, sometimes I prefer to prepare dishes that require little fuss. My efforts were amply rewarded with this creamy, elegant and delicious soup featuring sweet green peas and earthy collard greens. Not only do you get a healthy quotient of green power, but also a fulfilling meal when served up with crusty bread or cornbread, or a hot bed of nutty fresh cooked brown rice. Sometimes the easiest meals are the most comforting and satisfying indeed.
Gently spiced up, I added enough spice for a pleasantly distinctive heat that lingers and asserts its presence alongside the rich greens. A twist on a split pea soup, green peas feature here rather than split peas, and the addition of collard greens provides texture. Any leafy green can be used place of the collard greens — choose kale or chard for even more texture, or spinach for a silkier soup. I partially puréed the soup to make it creamier, but only partially because I enjoy a somewhat textured chunky soup.
|Creamy Green Pea and Collard Greens Soup|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner
Published on December 14, 2016
Simple, creamy spiced green pea and collard green soup makes for a delicious easy meal
Makes 4 to 6 servings
I’m sharing this with Eat Your Greens, a monthly event celebrating the goodness of greens, co-hosted by The VegHog and Shaheen of Allotment 2 Cooking. The VegHog is hosting the December 2016 edition. This is also my submission to Meat Free Mondays, hosted weekly by lovely Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes.
Other green pea recipes to explore from Lisa’s Vegetarian Kitchen:
Sweet Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Curry with Green Peas
Paneer and Pea Curry Smothered in a Cashew Tomato Gravy
Linguine with Pea-Basil Pesto and Mushrooms
Indian-Style Potato and Pea Salad with Tamarind and Chat Masala