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Chilled Green Pea Soup

Yield Makes 8 cups
Generous amounts of green peas and fresh mint make up this refreshing batch of Chilled Green Pea Soup--perfect for a spring gathering.


  • 4 cups blanched peas
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped, peeled English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Process peas, water, cucumber, onion, mint, and sour cream in a blender until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper. Cover and chill 1 to 8 hours.

  2. How to Blanch Peas: Cook desired amount of fresh sweet peas, snow peas, or sugar snap peas in boiling salted water to cover 1 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice-cold water to stop the cooking process; drain.