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Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup {with Parmesan Crisps}

As I sit down at my computer to write about this very fine and very tasty soup, the word that’s swirling around in my mind is Green.

Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup with Parmesan Crisps

Green, perhaps the freshest color in the box and certainly symbolic of Spring.  This soup is fresh with bright green flavors.  The sweet peas bring a familiar taste that is awakened by fresh thyme.  And the Parmesan imparts a nutty saltiness.  A drizzle of Greek yogurt, a few drops of Paprika Oil, and a side of Parmesan Crisps are the perfect finishing touches.  The simplest of ingredients have come together so very nicely in this Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup {with Parmesan Crisps}.

Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup with Parmesan Crisps

I am reminded of a poem that hung in my mom’s apartment.  It was placed in just the right spot…I know she read it daily, as did I on every visit.  The poem spoke of green, the color, the smell, the season of green.  My niece Jen wrote this poem and my mom treasured it.  Hoping for a copy of it someday, as I have just the right place to hang it.

Sweet Pea & Parmesan Soup {with Parmesan Crisps}
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 3-inch piece Parmesan rind
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • sea salt & freshly cracked pepper
  • 6 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 cups frozen peas (about 2 10-ounce bags)
  • ¼ cup ff Greek yogurt
  • 8 Parmesan Crisp (see recipe link in post)
  • 2 tsp. paprika oil (see recipe link in post)
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add onion and ¼ tsp. of salt and pepper and cook 5-7 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add broth, thyme, and Parmesan rind and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, stirring occasionally until the liquid is slightly reduced and the rind is very soft, 10-12 minutes. Add the peas and continue cooking 3 minutes.
  3. Remove the thyme sprigs and Parmesan rind. Puree the mixture in a blender in batches until very smooth. Serve drizzled with yogurt and paprika oil, and top with Parmesan crisps.

Parmesan Crisps

 

Parmesan Crisps

 

 

Paprika Oil

 

Paprika Oil

 

 

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