3 Minute Pea Soup

I posted a recipe before using this green pea flour to make a quick soup, but this is the 3 minute version from the bag. It really takes about 6 minutes total, but anyway, it’s fast.

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All you really need is the green pea flour and some sort of bouillon. I used (vegan) chicken flavored granules that dissolve in water. I found this at an Asian market – so, no real chicken, but real MSG. Fair trade-off.

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Add 3 Tbsp green pea flour to a small saucepan with bouillon added to taste.

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Add 2 C water. Bring to a boil, stirring almost constantly. The bag says to whisk it, but I have a non-stick pan and a metal whisk, so I use my wooden spoon and use the back of the spoon to mash any lumps.
Once the soup has come to a boil, turn the heat down to low and cook another 3 minutes. You could also add pepper, garlic, or whatever you like in pea soup. Onion powder is nice.

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It thickens up into a creamy soup. No oil, perfect for a strict fasting day. Makes 2 servings. Serve with bread and salad for a full meal, or double the recipe if you’re only having soup. Or don’t share and it’s perfect for one.

Also. The soup gets almost like jell-o if you leave it in the fridge overnight. I like to make this recipe but add twice the seasonings as usual. I bring a few spoonfuls of the gelatinous soup to work in a small container. For lunch I put it in a coffee mug, add hot water, and stir. It’s easier than carrying a big container of soup that might spill all over the place, and I don’t have to nuke it.

0 thoughts on “3 Minute Pea Soup

  1. That’s the world’s quickest soup for sure! I’ve never seen the green pea flour; what an interesting product. Oh, by the way, love your line about MSG. Haha. I watched something on the Food Network some time ago about food myths and it turned out that MSG didn’t cause headaches like a lot of people think. I still prefer to cook without it, but, like you, sometimes it’s worth it. 🙂

    • I did read a study showing in villages in China where people eat MSG, they are likely to be fatter. Apparently, they just eat more – probably because it tastes better! 🙂
      I found the green pea flour on Amazon. There’s something like 6 gram of protein and 8% iron in one 1 1/2 Tbsp serving. I wish it didn’t taste so bitter on its own or I’d put it in EVERYTHING.

  2. I’m all for convenience but MSG is very unhealthy…for some people Anyway – Who needs the awful chicken “flavor”? Why not a vegetarian soup base? Organic is best. Add some organic herbs and spices…voila!

  3. Feel free to adapt the recipe to your liking. Personally, I didn’t stop eating meat because I didn’t like the flavor of it, and I don’t often buy organic because it’s way more expensive. Unfortunately it’s a luxury not everyone can afford.

    • I hear you about the expense! We just eat less! Our food bills are about the same since we went organic–about 90 percent organic. A small jar of roganic vegeable soup base is $2.50 or so…it can form the basis of 20 servings of soup…carrots and beans and rice etc. And it is more filling. Prehaps it is becuase we immagine it is more expensive;>)
      When we do not fast we do eat meat but try to get the organic free range type at local farmers where eit is far less expensive than at the shops.

      • I wish I could say the same for where I live, it really is more expensive. For example, $7.95 for the small jar of organic soup base. I’m glad you’re able to take advantage of the low prices, though! Where do you live?

  4. Better Than Bouillon Veg. soup base. Anywhere from 5.40- 6.15 at wegmans and online. 38 servings but easy to get more than that. Obviously if time is not a factor – making one’s own is far better and far cheaper even with organically grown veggies. WE live in the western NY area…love your blog!

    • Yeah, that’s the one I was talking about 🙂 I would never have guessed New York has better prices than here in Michigan! Oh well. Just another reason to visit to New York, I love it there.

      • And I love West MIchigan! Especially the west coast—and upper west coast! Beautiful up there! We are hoping to live there some day…

  5. Better Than Bouillon Veg. soup base. Anywhere from 5.40- 6.15 at wegmans and online. 38 servings but easy to get more than that. Obviously if time is not a factor – making one’s own is far better and far cheaper even with organically grown veggies. WE live in the western NY area…love your blog!

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