A creamy, buttery healthy green pea soup with the entire recipe coming in at under 400 calories!
When a store runs out of your favorite product, don't you feel a so betrayed? Like really, stock guys... You don't keep a couple of those tucked away in a secret stash for me? And, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHO BOUGHT THE LAST ONE?
Trader Joe's Split Pea Soup is what we're talking about right now. I've been buying it on the regular for over a year – it's a staple in our kitchen. When we've worked all night? Split pea soup. When we've already smashed out two blog recipes in a day? Split pea soup. When we don't feel like making a 5-course meal [which is always]? Split pea soup.
Well, you know what they say – necessity is the mother of invention and desperate times call for desperate measures. What's a girl to do when she can't get what she wants? Make soup, that's what.
With no actual split peas on hand, we had to work with frozen peas and improvise from there. Since shallots are one of the best flavors on earth, we started with those as the base and built the soup around it.
Sorry Trader Joe's, but we don't need your soup anymore because we out-souped you.
The pea flavor is mild and mellow – not overpowering by any means – and balanced by warm, savory shallots. The texture is creamy and buttery despite the absence of both cream and butter, not what you'd expect from peas, I know.
This soup is going to be your new favorite because it's ready in 30 minutes, involves only 2 dirty dishes, and only calls for 5 ingredients. This is going to be your new make-a-huge-batch-and-eat-it-all-week soup.
Even if you're not a "pea person," you should give this green pea soup a chance.Print