Green Pea and Lima Bean Soup

Green Pea and Lima Bean Soup

Surprisingly easy and made from readily available ingredients.

  1. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
  3. One 1-pound bag frozen green peas
  4. One 1-pound bag baby lima beans
  5. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  7. 8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or water
  8. Extra-virgin olive oil for garnish

In a soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden brown, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in peas and lima beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the water, bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook until the beans and peas are soft, about 20 minutes. With a blender or food processor, puree the soup until velvety. Season with salt and pepper. Serve each bowl drizzled with olive oil.

Serves 8


Per 1 cup serving:
  1. Calories: 201
  2. Fat: 7 g (0 g EPA, 0 g DHA, < 1 g ALA)
  3. Saturated Fat: 1 g
  4. Cholesterol: 0 mg
  5. Sodium: 791 mg
  6. Carbohydrate: 25 g
  7. Dietary Fiber: 6 g
  8. Sugars: 4 g
  9. Protein: 10 g