Peas are a hard sell. Kids and adults alike (correct me if I’m wrong please!) have a hard time taking to peas. As I child, I couldn’t stand them- they totally made me gag! My dad enforced a “no-thank-you-helping” rule at dinner time in terms of trying new nourishing foods such as peas, oh my, it took me to well into my adult years to get into the pea comfort zone.
The best way I’ve found to grow a liking for peas, which are super nutritious, as they contain fiber, vegetarian protein, and phytonutrients that can help prevent stomach cancer, is to make a pureed soup out of them, so they go incognito to pea haters.
Please experiment with this super simple Wild Oats sweet pea soup recipe and see how you feel about them. Give peas a chance! You never know- like me, you might become a pea convert.
Super Simple Sweet Pea Soup Recipe
1 15 ounce can Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Sweet Peas
8 ounces diced ham, low sodium
1 Tablespoon Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Ground Cumin
1 Tablespoon Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Ground Coriander
1 teaspoon Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Wild Oats Marketplace Organic Onion Powder
Bring all the ingredients to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to once they come to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a blender. Blend on high until pureed.
When serving, stir in a tablespoon of heart-healthy Wild Oats extra-virgin olive oil for extra nutrition, body and flavor.