Pea and Vegetable Soup with Dukkah
Growing up, my mom made soup a lot. It’s an easy meal for hungry kids and it can be made ahead of time – key for any busy parent. My parents spent a number of years living in England, and I’m certain their love for peas stemmed for their time there. This is a delicious bowl of pea soup, elevated with other sweet vegetables and the most delicious cheesy and nutty topping. It’s a family favorite and one I make often.
Lagostina sent me the most gorgeous nonstick 5 quart casserole pan. I used it to make this soup and it was perfect. Also super easy to clean, and for a busy working mama, that is super important.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 sweet white onion, diced
1 cup diced carrot
3 cups frozen or fresh green peas
1 cup frozen or fresh corn kernels
1 cup canned white beans, rinsed and drained
2 – 4 cups vegetable stock (depending how thick you prefer your soup)
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
2 tbsp dukkah
olive oil for drizzling
- Heat olive oil over medium heat then add diced onion, cook until soft and translucent, about 8 minutes
- Add the carrots and cook about 5 minutes until they begin softening
- Add the peas, corn and white beans and stir to coat in olive oil, begin to warm through
- Add 2 cups vegetable stock and bring to a boil, cover and cook about 10 minutes or until all of the vegetables are soft and cooked
- Pour soup into a blender or food processor, or use an immersion blender, and blend until very smooth then add the butter and pulse a few times to incorporate
- If the soup is too thick, add another cup or two of vegetable stock, until the soup reaches your desired consistency
- Serve warm or cold, topped with shredded parmesan cheese, dukkah and a drizzle of olive oil
This casserole pan which is available at Macy’s, was a pleasure to use especially due to its even heat distribution and super non-stick coating. The ergonomic stainless steel handles made it simple to hold the pan and stir my ingredients. I also love the look of the hammered stainless steel lid – which matches my white and stainless steel kitchen perfectly.
The pan is designed with flared edges for dripless pouring – they must have had moms on their mind! How many times have you had a baby on your hip and you needed to pour something (not too hot, of course!)? And it should go without saying, (but not all appliances are and should be!), the pan is also dishwasher, oven and broiler safe and comes with a lifetime warranty.
I love the subtle sweetness of this soup thanks to the peas, carrots and corn. The beans make it super creamy without any added cream. What’s one of your family’s favorite recipes?
Hope you enjoy!