Chilled Pea Soup

Chilled Pea Soup

On hot summer evenings, a chilled soup always goes down well.

I found this pea soup recipe in Johan and Len's "Once upon a Chicken Pie" book.

We have served this 2 or 3 times already when entertaining and everyone loved it.

Its a very simple and easy recipe:


1 large onion - chopped
sunflower oil
5 ml garam masala
750 ml vegetable stock (homemade or store bought)
500 grams frozen peas
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

We also added a block of silken tofu - this makes for a more creamy texture, as well as upping the protein content, which is always the challenge with a vegetarian diet.


Cook the onion in oil until it is soft but not browned.
Add garam masala, and cook for a few minutes to release the flavours.
Add the stock and peas,
Cook until peas are tender.
Remove from heat and let it stand till cool.
Add your block of tofu and blitz with a stick blender till smooth and creamy.
Season to taste with the salt and black pepper.

Note - it is always best to cool before adding tofu, as it can split, which doesn't make it look appetizing.

Serve with croutons, a swirl of cream or yoghurt, or whatever takes your fancy.

Bon apetit!

Oh by the way - you can get Johan and Len's book through Amazon:

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