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Basil Pea soup


Chopping the fresh Basil

Basil and Peas are friends forever in this soup. With garlic and olive oil it has an Italian aroma and inspiration.



Did you know that you can control the strength of a spice in a recipe by timing its addition? Add Basil first and it will be mild. Add it last to make it stronger.


I like to make large recipes when I have adequate time and then saving them in a prepared state for quick use later. I made this soup with a plan to ‘can’  it. I have in mind to add cream, butter, or milk when I open the jar for use.


Cooking the Soup

1 onion

1 garlic clove

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups pre-soaked, pre-cooked dry peas (I have lots-too many to use for seed-and I am trying to use them in every way possible, right?) or starchy,green, late-picked ones….whatever.

1 cup water

2 tablespoons fresh basil or to taste (cover  up that bitterness)

2 teaspoon salt 

Saute the first 3 ingredients together for 1 minute. Add the rest of the ingredients, cook slowly for 15 minutes. Optional: Put through blender and process in jars.


Pretty green soup



I’m looking forward to winter nights eating soup in my log house beside my wood cook stove snapping and crackling with promises of warmth and security.


The only thing that doesn’t make me happy is that someone doesn’t have any soup or wood for their fire.

basil-pea soup

Basil Pea Soup in jars


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8 Responses to “Basil Pea soup”

  1. Anna-Marie White says:

    Nice twist on pea soup, is this your own recipe? I like the way it puts the green back into the peas! This sounds yummy! BEautiful pics too :)

  2. How does it taste? I was hoping for Ham Hock :) :D I am hungry can you tell?


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