Elmhurst Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Elmhurst Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Where The SON Always Shines!
Where The SON Always Shines!

Spring Pea and Lettuce Soup

Serves four

1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter or vegetable oil
6 cups coarsely chopped romaine leaves, washed and drained
2 1/4 cups fresh or frozen peas (about three pounds of fresh peas)
1 1/4 cup vegetable broth
1 1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh marjoram
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup nonfat sour cream


Melt the butter in a soup pot. Saute the onions until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for about a minute. Add the lettuce and stir frequently until it wilts. Add the broth, water, peas, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Simmer uncovered for 10 minutes. Puree the soup in a blender making sure to leave an opening covered with a hand towel for the steam to escape. Return the soup to a clean pot. Whisk in the sour cream and heat just until heated through. Don’t boil it at this point. Serve with a garnish of pea shoots or mint.

This soup could also be served chilled.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories: 176

Fat: 8 gm
Saturated Fat: 1 gm
Trans Fat: 0 gm
Cholesterol: 18 mg
Carbohydrate: 20 gm
Fiber: 6 gm
Sugars: 7 gm
Sodium: 489 mg
Protein: 8 gm