This soup only takes 15 minutes to make - are you kidding me? I just spent 15 minutes alone picking out a new mascara at the drug store today!
And this one is just that. There is not even any chopping involved in making this soup. None. I didn't even use a cutting board or a knife in this entire recipe. Everything just gets dumped into the pot, and, voila, you're done (pretty much). It's the perfect quick, easy, light soup now that the weather is starting to warm up a little bit. The colour of the soup is a gorgeous green and so so so tasty looking.
You can use fresh homemade pesto to make this soup, or you can use the fresh tubbed variety. Do not use the jarred variety...the taste of a jarred pesto is totally and completely different than the kind that you would make at home or find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. The jarred version is very bitter compared to the fresh version, and I personally don't care for the taste of it at all. I wanted to make the soup quickly today, so I used Costco's Kirkland brand of pesto sauce instead of making my own.
This is the first time that a Nigella Lawson recipe has made an appearance on this blog, although I own two of her cookbooks, 'Feast' and 'How To Eat.' Her books are so brilliantly and humorously written, and could almost be something that I would curl up with to read with a cup of tea like I would a novel. I just love that British dry wit.
I hope you enjoy this week's instalment of Souper Sunday...
Serves: 6 - 8
- 6 cups water
- 750 grams frozen peas (about 6 cups)
- 4 green onions
- 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup fresh pesto (not jarred)
Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add the peas, green onions (whole), salt, and lime juice.
Recipe Source: www.nigella.com
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