Pea soup does not have to be limited to dried split peas.  This easy vegetarian recipe uses fresh spring peas or you can substitute frozen if you are in a hurry or you don’t want to shell fresh ones.

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We love fresh spring peas and were in the mood for a vegetarian version of split soup.  We threw together this soup the other evening and surprisingly, it was very flavorful.  This recipe is a great one to have on hand when you need a quick and easy dinner.

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Recipe:  Easy Peesy Pea Soup

1 medium onion, chopped

2 carrots, chopped

2 celery ribs, chopped

1 clove garlic

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 cups vegetable stock

4 cups fresh peas, you can substitute frozen

salt, to taste

pepper, to taste

olive oil or a pat of butter, to garnish

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan, add onion, carrots, celery and garlic, saute about 10 minutes until soft.  Add stock and cover the saucepan and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.  Add peas and simmer until tender about 5 minutes.  Puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor until smooth.  Add back to the saucepan and gently heat, about 3 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with olive oil or float a pat of butter on the top.    Serve.  Eat.

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