Fresh Pea Soup
From ‘Simply in Season’ bt Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert
3 ½ cups water
1-2 tsp salt
3 cups peas
In large saucepan, sauté onion in 1 tbsp olive oil until golden, 7-10 minutes. Add the potato, water and salt and cook over medium heat until soft, 10-15 minutes. Add peas and cook until bright green. Puree in blender or food processor. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve warm. Optional garnish: a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt in each bowl, or a sprinkly of chopped fresh bunching onions.
Variation: Add 1 cup cooked, chopped ham