Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Pea and Rocket Soup

This unusual soup is very easy, healthy and low calorie!  It is also very green but it tastes great! 

This is my first cookbook recipe post thus fulfilling one of the reasons I started this blog, as mentioned here.  It is from a book called "Bowl Food" by Murdoch Books. I seem to have a problem following recipes to the letter so as usual have changed a couple of things however with so few ingredients there's not much to change!

Pea and Rocket Soup

  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bag rocket (approximately 100gr)
  • 1 bag frozen peas (500gr)
  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock (or vegetable)*
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese to serve

  1. Add oil and onion to a saucepan and cook for a couple of minutes until the onion is soft.
  2. Add peas and rocket and cook for a minute or two until the rocket wilts a little bit.
  3. Add hot stock and an extra cup of boiling water.  Bring to the boil.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Cool and then blend until smooth.
  6. Return to the saucepan and reheat.
  7. Serve with shaved parmesan and extra rocket leaves if desired.
* I use Massel brand stock which is all vegetable, has no animal content and is gluten free thus making this dish suitable for vegetarians and those with gluten intolerance. 


  1. That's a beautiful looking soup. I love the vibrant colour. And I have made soups with rocket before - they taste great. This is a recipe that uses only a few ingredients but I'm sure it is full of flavour xx


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