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.


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!)


  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.


Hope you enjoy!
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  • JosefineApril 10, 2015 - 7:06 am

    I am so sad to hear you haven’t been feeling well lately. Get well soon!
    I’m sure this soup will help – it looks so delicious!


  • genevieve @ gratitude and greensApril 11, 2015 - 11:25 pm

    Love the Thai spin! I’m all about peas during the spring- can’t wait to try this! xo


  • Audrey @ Unconventional BakerApril 12, 2015 - 3:04 am

    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 🙂


    • Alison MarrasApril 12, 2015 - 3:31 am

      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


  • Sarah @ Snixy KitchenApril 12, 2015 - 11:59 pm

    Yum! I hope you kick the allergies soon! I just made a pea soup this weekend too – twins! This lemongrass coconut milk version sounds incredibly flavorful and perfect for spring!


  • Del's cooking twistApril 17, 2015 - 8:16 am

    What a lovely idea! I love thai food and this pea soup sounds really tasty. Perfect for spring!


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