Pea Shoots & Asparagus, Lemony Spring Soup

Asparagus is part of a springtime triumvirate, joining sweet peas and fresh mint as cherished sign of the season. Pea Shoots & Asparagus spring soup can be served hot or cold. Lemon zest is tasty flavor accent with asparagus. I ladle the soup into small cups for a refreshing start to a meal.

Sweet Pea 3

Pea shoots are a real find for a kitchen maestro. These are leaves on traditional garden pea plant which can be harvested every couple of weeks, they are tender and full of flavor. Try to replace with them your traditional salad greens or add some to your soups and be surprised!

Asparagus 1

This beautiful purple asparagus came from our community garden, very sweet and flavorful.

Asparagus 2

This soup is so simple - in terms of ingredients and preparation. It would provide an elegant start to a dinner party.


  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 onion, finally chopped
  • 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet green peas
  • bunch of pea shoots
  • 1 small zucchini, cubed
  • finally chopped parsley
  • lemon zest of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3-4 cups vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • mint for garnish

Sweet Pea 1


Melt the butter in a pan and sauté the onions until it is soft. Add the asparagus, green peas, zucchini and cook for 10 minutes. Add lemon zest, parsley, mint, pea shoots and cook for one more minute.

Working in batches, puree the soup in a food processor until smooth. Heat the soup, stirring occasionally for a few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Ladle the soup into warmed bowls, garnish with the mint and serve.

Asparagus Soup 1


Medeja said...
May 1, 2013 at 6:52 PM  

The color really reminds me of spring! Such a lovely bright green..

Gwen said...
May 1, 2013 at 7:17 PM  

love, love, love! gorgeous.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...
May 2, 2013 at 1:45 AM  

Lovely soup and shots! I particularly like the pictures of the asparagus (4th from the top).



Irmina Díaz-Frois Martín said...
May 2, 2013 at 4:15 AM  

Yelena, me gusta mucho su página.
Un saludo.

lifescoops said...
May 2, 2013 at 7:48 AM  

Never knew about pea shoot...They look so pretty and the pics as always...the soup sounds yummy
Shema | LifeScoops

anyreki said...
May 2, 2013 at 12:10 PM  

Какая красота!

Kankana Saxena said...
May 3, 2013 at 9:05 PM  

Pea shoots, yes I have to look for those! Haven't tried yet, can you believe it ? :) Love the pretty presentation of the soup.

Julia said...
May 4, 2013 at 3:02 AM  

I love asparagus and I love peas! I often have soups with peas, but never tried adding asparagus. I bet it's really good! The color is lovely!

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