green pea & lettuce soup

23rd March 2010

This pea soup is from Estelle, a dear friend and neighbour, who lives in a moshav very close by to us.  She and her husband, Yarcov live on a beautiful corner piece of land with row upon row of pecan trees.  Even more beautiful, are their 30 peacocks that fly free.  It is quite a sight at sunset when they make very loud racket before they all finally settle for the night, high up in the pecan trees.

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green pea & lettuce soup

Serves 4 – 6


1 Tbsp butter/ghee

1 large carrot, roughly chopped

a few sprigs fresh rosemary

a few leaves fresh thyme

1 bay leaf

5 cups frozen peas

6 cups vegetable stock

8 leaves lettuce

a small handful fresh dill

1 tsp sugar

freshly cracked black pepper and sea salt


1.  In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, place the butter/ghee and saute the carrot, rosemary, thyme and bay leaf for a few minutes.

2.  Add the peas and vegetable stock, and simmer for 40 minutes.

3.  Remove from heat, and add the dill, lettuce and sugar.

4.  Puree three-quarters of the soup using an immersion blender.

5.  Season with salt and pepper.  It is optional to serve with a little bit of cream or sour cream.

Goodness shared from Stacey

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