Description Edit

This vibrant green-colored soup has a fresher taste than the modern/simplified/traditional split pea soup. The addition of mint gives it an added crispness of flavor.


Ingredients Edit

  • 1 medium fennel bulb, with stalks (about 4 cups)
  • 3 cans (14 ½ ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, slightly thawed
  • 2 teaspoons shallots, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint, for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons salt, iodized or rock only
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper

Directions Edit

  1. Coarsely chop fennel and place in a large saucepan.
  2. Add broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, until fennel is very soft.
  3. Strain broth into a large bowl and set aside.
  4. In a blender, starting on low speed and increasing to high, purée peas, shallots and fennel, using reserved fennel broth to about 1-inch under the solids (simply depending on the size of the blender, this may take 2 to 3 batches).
  5. Soup should be smooth and thick, but still have some texture. Place soup back into a sauce pot on medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  6. Finish with cream and mint and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve hot or chill in an airtight container until cold.

Nutritional Information Edit

Servings: 4 scoops per ramekin or bowl