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Minted Pea Soup

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)
This recipe takes advantage of green peas. Adding sour cream produces a creamy texture and a bit of tang.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen green peas
  • 1 cup chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 133
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 4.4 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 1.2 g
  • polyfat 0.3 g
  • protein 7.4 g
  • carbohydrate 16.4 g
  • fiber 4.3 g
  • cholesterol 17 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 298 mg
  • calcium 116 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Stir in milk; reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.

  2. Place pea mixture in a blender; let stand 5 minutes. Process until smooth. Stir in sour cream and remaining ingredients.