Fresh Pea Soup

 From ‘Simply in Season’ bt Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert

 Serves 4


 1 onion

1 potato

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