California Skinny Sweet Pea Soup

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California Milk Advisory Board
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  • Yield: 8 (1-cup) servings

Ingredients

3cups Real California 1% milk
3cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1cup peeled and diced russet potato
6-- scallions, whites only, sliced thin
12-- large fresh mint leaves
4cups shelled fresh or frozen sweet peas
1/2cup non-fat Real California sour cream or Greek-style yogurt
-- salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, bring milk and broth to a simmer and add potatoes. Cook, partially covered, about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Add scallions and mint leaves; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add peas and cook about 5 minutes or until peas are tender but still bright green. (If using frozen peas, cook 2-3 minutes or just until peas are soft.) Cool soup quickly in a larger pot of ice water to retain its color.
  4. Purée in a blender or with an immersion blender until smooth.
  5. Just before serving, heat soup over low heat and season with salt and white pepper. (To serve soup cold, place pot with blended soup in a larger pot of ice water and stir until cold, or place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.) Ladle into bowls and garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream or yogurt.

Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advistory Board.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 131
  • Fat 2g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 143mg
  • Carbohydrate 21g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 9g