Recipe: Peas soup with pesto

Soups with aromatic herbs
October 11, 2012

PestoI made some pesto using different varieties of basil (large leaf, cinnamon, lemon), chives and chives garlic, along with sunflower seeds, olive oil and parmesan cheese. For the recipe: pesto without garlic.

We had the pesto with spaghetti, and then used the leftovers for this creamy soup.

Peas soup with pesto

Peas soup with pesto

300g fresh or frozen peas
1 onion
1 tablespoon butter
1 potato
4 tbsp pesto
4 slices of speck ham (or bacon)
chives for garnish

Chop the onion and fry in butter for five minutes.
Add the peas, cook for few minutes then pour 400ml of boiling water.
Peel the potatoes, cut into small cubes and add to the peas, season with salt and cook until tender.
Puree, place in bowls and garnish with pesto, speck ham cut into strips and chives.

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Author: Deb in Hawaii (URL)

A perfect use for leftover pesto--this soup looks delicious and full of good things. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

Author: Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook (URL)

Such a vibrant color and so fresh. Topped with the ham, looks so good!

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