This sweet pea soup was a personal favorite of mine growing up. It’s simple, savory with a little sweet, and delicious.
Basil and Sweet Pea Soup
I can’t remember how many times I begged my mom to make this for me as a kid. Now as an adult, I make it up all the time for myself for lunches, the leftovers store and re-heat easily in the fridge and the best part is that you use milk, not cream, and so it is also very calorie friendly! I have to admit though, I love eating this with saltine crackers crumbled all over the top! This soup pairs great with some sourdough bread or a sandwich.
Start with the Basics
For those of you that are fairly new to cooking, this is a great recipe to learn how to do roux, which is basically a base for making all kinds of creamy soups. For this recipe you melt together flour and butter and gradually add milk and some salt. This gives you your basic roux base. From hear you can make all types of soups. Add broccoli and cheese for a creamy broccoli soup, add corn and potatoes for a corn chowder, and for this particular soup you add sweet peas and basil.
Something With Your Soup
Soup and sandwich, or soup and salad — both sound like excellent options for lunch or dinner. Here are some yummy sandwiches and salads you can pair with our delicious Sweet Pea Soup. Or just add a slice of bread. You can’t go wrong with all the flavor this has to offer.
- Turkey Bacon Avocado Panini is our favorite copycat from the Pizza Factory. It’s delicious and filling.
- Apple Ham and Cheddar Melt Sandwich takes your average ham and cheese sandwich to a whole new level.
- Turkey Over Italy Sandwich has turkey, provolone and pesto mayo on a focaccia bread.
- Steak Salad works well as a main dish, thanks to the steak, blue cheese and avocado.
- Nuts About Berries Salad is a light, flavorful and refreshing.
- Grilled Caesar Salad will change the way you eat this traditional salad.
- Honey Whole Wheat Bread is moist, flavorful and doesn’t fall apart.
How to make Basil and Sweet Pea Soup
- In a saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter then stir in the flour.
- Gradually whisk in the 3 cups of milk.
- Bring heat to medium and continue to stir until the mix begins to bubble and thicken.
- Add salt, pepper, basil, and sweet peas (drained) and cook another minute or two.