Pea & Coriander Soup in a Flash!

Prep Time:2 mins, Cook Time: 8 mins, Total Time: 10 mins

November 20, 2014

Eat Your Veg | Pea & Coriander Soup

We do eat a lot of soup in our house. Nine times out of ten if I ask Frannie what she wants for tea, it’s soup, the tenth time it’s fish and chips. In reality she’d probably suggest fish and chippies more if she thought there was a chance of getting them!  Handily a girl of simple tastes, who genuinely loves nothing more than slurping her way through a bowl or two of thick homemade veggie soup, her record’s four bowls in one sitting. Served with rounds of cheese on toast on the side which has become a bit of a tradition for us with soup, this makes for a super-nutricious, super-easy and pretty substantial family meal for us all. And any veggies will suffice, which I find a particularly useful exercise for clearing out the fridge before our next veg box delivery.

But this is a soup I make when we really are down on the veggies, handily made out of frozen peas which I make sure we always have in. Livened up in this recipe with lots of lovely fragrant coriander, but also tasty with a bunch of parsley or mint if you happen to have it. This is also about one of the fastest soups, or indeed dinners, you can make, so’s perfect for a healthy after school dinner in a flash. Simply a case of sautéing an onion with garlic, pouring in peas and stock. Cooking for a minute or two then whizzing with a stick blender or in a jug blender or processor. I used my Russell Hobbs Illumina Jug Blender which I was recently sent to trial. As ever it made super light and quick work of the task in hand, effortlessly whizzing to a pleasingly smooth soup in seconds. And impressively easy to clean afterwards too, which is a necessary importance around here!. Do read my other posts on the Illumina for more information: The Russell Hobbs Ilumina and the Power of the Green Smoothie and Banana & Oat Breakfast Smoothie.

Eat Your Veg | Quick Pea & Coriander Soup Recipe

It’s been a while since I entered any bloggie challenges, my apologies but here goes!: 

1) First to my very own Family Foodies, which I co-host with Vanesther at Bangers and Mash. This month I’m hosting and we have a theme of family friendly vegetarian.

2) To Allotment 2 Kitchen‘s Eat Your Green’s event, a monthly vegetarian cooking challenge showcasing the power of the green veggie!

3) To No Croutons Required, a soup and salad veggie challenge hosted by Jac from Tinned Tomatoes and this month by Lisa’s Kitchen.

4) Finally to Fab Food 4 Alls and Fuss Free Flavours Credit Crunch Munch event, this month guest hosted by My Little Italian Kitchen.

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The Good Stuff:

Rapeseed Oil, Peas, Coriander

Great For:

Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Big Kids, Grown Ups, Family Lunches or Dinners, Making in a Flash, Freezing


Switch the coriander for mint or parsley

Special Equipment:

A hand held stick blender, jug blender or food processor

Pea & Coriander Soup in a Flash!

Ingredients Prep Time:2 mins, Cook Time: 8 mins, Total Time: 10 mins

1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
600ml hot veggie stock, I use Marigold Reduced Salt
450g frozen peas
black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

1) Heat the oil in a large saucepan and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes on a gentle heat, stirring from time to time.
2) Pour in the veggie stock, peas and a generous pinch of black pepper. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes.
3) Remove from the heat, stir in the coriander and whiz the soup until smooth with a hand held stick blender straight into the pan or in a jug blender or food processor. This makes a fairly thick soup which suits young children perfectly, do thin down with water or more stock if your prefer.
And it really is as easy and quick as that!

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11 thoughts on “Pea & Coriander Soup in a Flash!

  1. Alida

    What a fab healthy soup! Like you I make soup quite often these days. So healthy, warming and delicious especially at this time of year. I love the colour of your soup, I can see how children are going to love this. Thanks so much for entering #CreditCrunchMunch!

    1. Louisa Foti Post author

      Ah thanks Alida, actually we end up eating soup all year round as the kids just love it! And being that soup is the easiest and best way I know of getting so much good stuff into little tums I’m not complaining.

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  3. ManjiriK

    I love pea soup it is simply perfect and with coriander umm! You must be so proud of your little ones so good with their veggie intake ! I need that Soup maker in my life right now!


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