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Spicy Sweet Green Pea Soup

Spicy Sweet Green Pea Soup

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Spicy Sweet Green Pea Soup is packed with green peas, spinach and leeks, and spiced up with jalapeño peppers, cumin and garlic. Super creamy but dairy-free! For added taste and crunch, serve with homemade Everything Bagel Seasoned Croutons!

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Ingredients

For the croutons:

For the soup:

Instructions

For the croutons:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, add the cubed bread and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on the nutritional yeast and everything bagel spice. Mix with your hands until the cubes are well coated. Don’t over-mix as the bread may start to crumble.
  3. Spread the croutons out in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for approximately 20 minutes, flipping the croutons after 10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t start to burn. They should be browned and crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet.
  6. Store in an airtight container on the counter.

For the soup:

  1. Add the olive oil, spinach, garlic, leek, jalapeño, salt, pepper and cumin to the Instant Pot and select sauté. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure the garlic doesn’t burn on.
  2. Add the broth, peas and thyme and cook on normal pressure for 5 minutes. Use a quick release to depressurize.
  3. Transfer the mixture to a blender, or purée in the pot with a handheld blender. Blend until the mixture is thick and creamy with some bits of peas still remaining. If you like it a bit smoother, blend for a little longer. Stir in the almond milk.
  4. Pour into bowls and garnish with croutons.
  5. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2-3 days.

Notes

  1. To make this soup on the stove top, in a large pot, add the olive oil, spinach, garlic, leek, jalapeño, salt, pepper and cumin. Cook over high heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the broth, peas and thyme. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook on a low boil for 5-7 minutes. Purée in blender or with a hand-held blender until thick and creamy. Stir in almond milk.
  2. This recipe is totally customizable. To adjust the spice, just add more or less jalapeño and cumin. If you like it creamier, just blend for longer. And if you like it a little thinner, just add a little extra almond milk.
  3. I use Epicure‘s Everything Bagel Spice, but I’ve also made my own by using a recipe by Two Peas and their Pod.
  4. If you like your croutons with extra garlic flavour, you can sprinkle on additional everything bagel spice and reduce the amount of nutritional yeast.

Keywords: Soup, Dairy-Free, Instant Pot, Everything Bagel