Thai Spring Pea Soup


Well, my immune system has been quite challenged as of late with spring allergies about! I’ve literally been blowing my nose for two weeks strait… (did I share too much?) So needless to say, I’ve been making a lot of soup lately. It’s been helping for sure. And this one is pretty easy to throw together and FAST.

I was excited to get my hands on some lemongrass and thought it might do wonders in a pea soup… well, I was so right. The allergies did not take my imagination… though it did make me look like Rudolph for a good week. Anyhoo! This soup is thick, creamy with a little kick (or more if you like!). And that color is amazing! This is a simple standby recipe you can easily add into your spring menu.



Ingredients:

serves 4-6 // vegan & gluten-free

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp yellow curry
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, minced (if you’re new to lemongrass, check this out)
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (full fat is creamier!)

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat and add chopped onions, saute until soft for 5 minutes or so. Next add the chopped garlic, stirring for a couple of minutes (don’t let it burn).
  2. Add peas, minced or finely chopped lemongrass, and water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, you can lower the heat to low, add the curry while it simmers for 10-15 minutes, covered.
  3. Turn the heat off and add the coconut milk, with either an emulsion blender or pouring it into a blender, blend the soup until smooth. If it’s too thick, you can just add water to thin it out or if you want it thicker… add more coconut milk! Serve.

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Author: Alison Marras

  • Aw, too bad about the allergies. I’m allergic to birch and live in a forest — so I get you… ♥ The last few years I’ve been much better, but a few years back I was a complete train wreck with allergies. This may sound weird, but have you tried taking digestive enzymes? They really help me get out of allergy mode fast — I just take some every half hour until all the symptoms are gone — they help to break down all the mucus. It was a weird trick someone shared with me once and I found it to really help.

    This soup is so beautiful though — very spring-like. I’d just want to look at that color all day 🙂

    • Thanks so much for the tip! I do take probiotics daily, but not as frequently as you suggested. I will definitely give that a try!!! It sounds like a very gut-oriented treatment so I like it 🙂 my nose is less red and chapped these days so I’m getting there! Xo

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