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Best Pea and Basil Soup

Best pea and basil soup is easy to make and tastes amazing. Made from frozen peas this budget creamy low fat pea soup is really comforting!
Course Lunch
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 228kcal
Author Neil


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 700 g frozen peas
  • 30 g basil leaves stalks removed and chopped
  • 1 L vegetable stock
  • 4 tablespoon low fat cream cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning
  • Some chopped basil leaves for garnish


  • In a medium sized saucepan heat gently heat the olive oil, then add the diced onion and sauté until softened (about 5 minutes).
  • Add the frozen peas, basil leaves and vegetable stock.
  • Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down the heat to allow the soup to simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the peas are fully cooked.
  • Blitz the soup in a blender / food processor until pureed.
  • Return to the pan and stir in the cream cheese one tablespoon at a time.
  • Season to taste and serve garnished with the chopped basil leaves.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 1081mg | Potassium: 526mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2350IU | Vitamin C: 73mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg