FOOD: SWEET PEA SOUP WITH TARRAGON

Hi Everyone!  Alison here from Heart of Gold Luxury this weekend & I'm very excited to share with you a recipe that will make you crave spring! Plus, it's perfect to try for today on St. Patrick's Day!


During the cold winter months, I crave hearty soups and stews -  meals that will warm you from the inside out; however, come spring, when the temperatures begin to rise and the sun shines just a bit longer, I still love soup, but in lighter versions that include fresh spring vegetables.  This recipe for Sweet Pea Soup with Tarragon is healthy, vegetarian and it comes together in about thirty minutes.   

This soup is delightfully flavored with fresh sweet peas and scented with a bit of licorice flavor thanks to the infusion of tarragon.  I finished it with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil - it served as a wonderful light lunch on a day that almost felt like spring here in New York.
 

Sweet Pea Soup with Tarragon
2 pounds peas, fresh if possible
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
2 large shallots, chopped
4 cups vegetable broth
3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
Non-fat Greek Yogurt

Place chopped shallots into soup pot with olive oil.  Allow to cook down and to slightly carmelize  Add the broth, peas and chopped tarragon.  Allow for soup to come to a boil and to cook until peas are tender.  Once peas are fully cooked, transfer to a food processor and pulse until smooth. Garnish with a scoop of Greek yogurt and drizzle with olive oil. Makes about 4 bowls.  


*Recipe slightly adapted from Bon Appétit
                                                                                                   

-post & photographs by Alison 


 
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16 comments

  1. This sounds wonderful and so needed. Oh my I wish spring would get here soon! Lovely photos.

    Ali of

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  2. What a bowl of Spring goodness and the perfect color for St Paddy's Day!

    Cheers!
    Elizabeth

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  3. This looks delicious and very refreshing!!! In Aus, we have just ended one of the hottest Summers ever...I love cooking so this soup looks like a great one, especially when I bake so many cakes!!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Donna (nectarandstone.blogspot.com)

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  4. What a great spring recipe!

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  5. Stunning recipe! I will have to try this- it looks simply delicious! AND perfect for spring! Thank you!

    Sarah XxX

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  6. Thanks for sharing such a yum and healthy soup..:)

    pet meds

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  7. I love all kind of soup :) And this ones seems easy to make and of course it looks delicious!

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  8. great blog! atop by anytime :)
    xoxo Sienna

    www.fashionintheair.com

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  9. I've heard a lot about the health benefits of tarragon lately and I've been looking for more recipes with it! Great post!

    <3becky
    www.loosefromthezoo.com

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  10. Yum!! I need to immediately try this! xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  11. I love pea soup. This recipe sounds incredible, Alison!

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  12. It looks really yummy! Although, you might want to change the title from 'Sweat Pea Soup' to 'Sweet Pea Soup' ;)

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  14. I love it, I ate a very similar soup by a fireplace in a cure cafe yesterday. It was cold and rainy and I felt safe and cosy just by eating the warm soup by the fire, still felt great after leaving the place without an umbrella and getting super wet on my way home.

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  15. This is definitely worth a try, especially during the cold seasons:) I can just imagine dipping bread into this soup, yumm!!! Plus it looks so healthy!!!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  16. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to dishes using peas and/or green beans. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

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