Smoky Sweet Pea Soup Recipe -
Smoky Sweet Pea Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Smoky Sweet Pea Soup

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"This soup is so fragrant and yummy! Chipotle chili adds a delicious smoky flavor, but the soup is mild in spice. This is my favorite soup; it is so easy to make, you must give it a try!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, basil, and sun-dried tomatoes; cook and stir until the garlic has softened, about 2 minutes more. Pour in the water along with the chipotle pepper, bay leaf, bouillon, and vinegar. Add the peas, and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the soup from the heat, and discard the chipotle pepper and bay leaf. Carefully puree the soup until silky smooth in batches in a blender, or use an immersion blender right in the saucepan. Serve the soup with a sprinkle of Gruyere cheese and freshly ground black pepper.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 24, 2009

Dried chipotles were an ingredient in another recipe I was making. I was unable to find them and bought a small can of chipotles in adobo instead. I found this recipe while looking for ways to polish of the aforementioned can. Had I found the dried variety in the first place, I probably would never have made this recipe. I am glad I did find it, because the flavors are complex and tasty! I diced one of the chipotles in adobo and left it in. There was a little too much liquid for my preference, so I will add more peas or cut the amount of liquid next time. I also used chicken broth instead of water (and left out the boullion cube). While the color of the soup will probably keep it out of any food blogs, it could be dresssed up with a sour cream/yogurt garnish for guests. I will definitely make this again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2009

I had expected more depth of flavor than this delivered. Perhaps it was too much water in proportion to the other ingredients.


12 Ratings

Oct 16, 2008

i enjoyed this recipe time tho i should use fresh peas in the summer...i used sweet frozen peas and chipotle powder coz didn't have a real one...but i scaled it to two and ate it all...thanks for the recipe will for sure make it again

Apr 05, 2008

I don't know what the reviewer above stated. The instructions for the peas are right there. Yum!

Mar 24, 2008

What about the peas?!? Not in the instructions!!

Dec 22, 2010

Wow is all I have to say. Period.

Jan 07, 2010

Very good soup. I doubled the pepper to add a bit more zing, and bumped up to 1/3 c Gruyere for creaminess. Good texture and flavor.

Oct 28, 2009

Very good, but I did not care for the cheese that the recipe called for. I think that I will use mozzarella cheese next time.


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  • Calories
  • 162 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 8.5 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 224 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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