Cold Pea Soup

Cold Pea Soup

This is a super simple but timeless cold pea soup recipe. A great choice for those hot summer days.


  • 1 pound peas in the shell, snow peas or sugar snap peas (frozen are acceptable)
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Sour cream for garnish
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. In a saucepan, combine peas and stock, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook until peas are bright green and tender, 10 minutes or so. Cool a few minutes.
  3. If you are using regular peas, remove some from their shells for garnish. (Refrigerate those until serving.)
  4. Pour the cooked peas into a blender, and carefully blend them until they are puréed.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste, and force through a fairly fine strainer, discarding solids.
  6. Refrigerate until cool; serve garnished with a dollop of sour cream and the parsley.