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Green Pea Soup

25 min


10 ingredients or less


This bright soup is great in both warmer or colder months. Try it cold, like a gazpacho in the summer, or have it simmering away on the stove during winter. It's also an incredible source of protein, from both the green peas and edamame.



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  • 2 tsp (10 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    small onion, diced
  • 1 tsp (1 g)
    dried thyme
  • 2 cups (276 g)
    frozen green peas
  • 1 cup (140 g)
    frozen shelled edamame
  • 4 cups (960 mL)
    low-sodium vegetable stock
  • ½ cup (65 g)
    raw cashews, preferably soaked for at least 2 hours, drained
  • 1 pinch
    salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 pinch
    ground black pepper, plus more to taste

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  1. Heat the oil in a large pot on medium-high heat, then add the onions and garlic and sauté until lightly golden, about 5 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pot.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and partially cover with a lid. Let simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and use an immersion blender or standing blender to blend the soup until creamy.
  4. Serve while hot, and top with crunchy croutons - enjoy!


  • Can substitute each cup of stock for ½ vegetable bouillon cube plus 1 cup (240 mL) water.


  • Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days, or freeze for up to 2 months.

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Ronja - Jan. 5, 2024, 11:07 a.m.

Love the soup, its a staple in our house. So easy, quick and cheap and super yummy!
Wishing the whole team of pul a very happy and healthy new year - I've been a fan for a long time and I really love your content! The cookbook is also amazing! Thank you for all the love you pour into your work, it really does show! <3

PUL Team - Jan. 5, 2024, 8:34 p.m.

We're so happy that you're enjoying the soup and our content, Ronja! Here to more delicious adventures together 🤗

Chrysiida - Dec. 17, 2023, 2:40 a.m.

I love green peas and it was such a good choice to try this recipe as I take my first steps into the soup territory of cooking! I loved it so much and it was totally different from the way we serve them at home so I guess this is going into the recipe book!

PUL Team - Dec. 18, 2023, 4:39 a.m.

Thrilled you enjoyed experimenting with the green pea soup, Chrysiida! Here's to more delicious and satsifying soups 😃✨

TJ - Dec. 17, 2023, 12:03 a.m.

Very simple but full of flavour

Eva - Dec. 7, 2023, 4:31 p.m.

Quick and easy to make and very delicious

Fieldsofyasmine - Nov. 26, 2023, 9:31 p.m.

This tastes amazing and such a nice way to add protein ( with the edamame)

sara - Nov. 2, 2023, 1:03 p.m.

such a quick and easy recipe! cozy and fresh
thank you 💚

Sunshine - Oct. 30, 2023, 6:26 a.m.

I was given a very large bag of frozen peas and found this recipe when looking for ways to use them. Had all the ingredients on hand and made this soup tonight. It was definitely easy. Packed with nutrients and very filling. Enjoyed the texture/ consistency. I was a little disappointed that it mostly just tasted like peas - was hoping for a little more flavor, but overall, made a nice and simple meal. I think some crumbled bacon on top would be delish with this. Thank you for the recipe!

PUL Team - Oct. 30, 2023, 5:37 p.m.

Hey there, Sunshine, thanks for sharing your experience with the soup! We love adding homemade croutons to elevate the flavour of the soup in case you're interested 🤗

Sarah Elder - Oct. 26, 2023, 5:48 a.m.

This was so cheap and easy to make! My husband says peas aren't his favorite but he loves this! I wish I'd made a double batch.

Claudia - Oct. 7, 2023, 9:29 a.m.

This soup is more than perfect. I love it, and my hubby too. Autumn just started and it's time for more soups. Thank you for your lovely receipts and all the work you do! Thank you for the app, too! The best I've tried until now. Even before the app, your blog and your YouTube channel have something different. Thinking that it's the love you put in everything you do, you Sadia and all your team. God bless you! 🙏 Keep the good work! THANK YOU!

PUL Team - Oct. 8, 2023, 1:48 a.m.

🥹 gosh - thank YOU, Claudia, for the heartwarming review and kind words. We pour lots of love into our content so it means a lot that it's being enjoyed!

Kelly - Sept. 19, 2023, 12:39 a.m.

SOOOO easy, tasty and filling! Thanks!

Sonya N - Aug. 28, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

I soaked the cashews in hot water for 30ish mins because I didn’t have a lot of time and when I used a high-powered stand mixer, it blended wonderfully. Truly fantastic - a staple now for me, thank you Sadia and team!

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2023, 2:44 a.m.

Thank you for sharing your experience with the green pea soup, Sonya, its means so much 🤗

Susi Moe - Aug. 11, 2023, 6:01 p.m.

I didn’t have enough time to soak the cashews so I omitted them. It still turned out very delicious and creamy.

Nenne Ouma - July 20, 2023, 1:05 p.m.

I did something wrong here, it’s tricky with cooking in the metrics system, cause I think I had waaay to much liquid. It ended up being kind of like flavoured water 😅😬

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 12:42 a.m.

Hey Nenne, oh no! If you send us your preferred measurement system we're happy to support you with this recipe more at [email protected] 💌

Ellis - July 19, 2023, 11:46 a.m.

This is a delicious, easy, cheap and quick soup I will definitely make more often! Also great to get your proteins and legumes in :)

Jonathan - July 15, 2023, 5:12 p.m.

This recipe is not only delicious, but also very quick and cheap to make. I often make this ever since I started college because I am on a tight budget. I didn't have any cashews so I skipped them, swapped dried thyme with dried oregano, but still turned out great. I highly recommend making this with the croutons. I just pan fried a slice of bread with some dried herbs and spices and the meal is instantly filling.

PUL Team - July 17, 2023, 7:52 a.m.

Awe so happy to hear the soup was enjoyed, Jonathan, thank you! 🤗

Sophie Adams - May 2, 2023, 6 p.m.

This soup tastes amazing! It’s so creamy and easy to make, this will definitely become a go-to recipe 💚

PUL Team - May 3, 2023, 2:18 a.m.

So happy to hear, Sophie, thank you 🤗

Jen - April 16, 2023, 12:30 p.m.

Lovely soup. My children also like this one and they mostly just like tomato soup by very well known brand.

PUL Team - April 17, 2023, 12:08 a.m.

Oh it means so much, Jen - thank you!

Eirini - March 22, 2023, 3:37 p.m.

Lovely taste, and an easy recipe with few ingredients!

Elyse - March 2, 2023, 6:09 p.m.

Easy peasy! And delicious:) And love those croutons.

Julia - Feb. 10, 2023, 8:52 a.m.

I highly recommend to top this soup with vegan sausages or smoked tofu. :)
I love this dish and my boyfriend (a non vegan) loves it, too.

In general, thanks for sharing recipes that help people to include more and more vegan recipes in non-vegan households.

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 8:17 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Julia, thanks for the kind words and idea 😃

Elyse - Jan. 19, 2023, 4:59 p.m.

Super delish and a quick, easy recipe! I love soup and this one has become a regular go-to for midweek nights. I also love the spice mix for the croutons!

PUL Team - Jan. 20, 2023, 5:54 a.m.

Woohoo! So happy to hear, Elyse, thank you 😃

Lee - Dec. 26, 2022, 3:50 p.m.

I made this soup for the first time on Thanksgiving, and I am making it again tonight. It is OUTSTANDING!

PUL Team - Dec. 28, 2022, 7:06 a.m.

You're too kind, Lee! Thank you 😃

Marie-Pier - Nov. 27, 2022, 8:48 p.m.

I’ve done this soup many many times, it’s so simple but de-li-ci-ous!

PUL Team - Nov. 27, 2022, 11:51 p.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Marie-Pier!

pauli - Nov. 16, 2022, 6:39 p.m.

i love ur blog! it's amazing!!!

PUL Team - Nov. 16, 2022, 10:53 p.m.

Aw thank you, Pauli, happy cooking!

Michelle - Oct. 29, 2022, 1:52 p.m.

Just made this soup and didn't expect it to be so flavorful. Fast and delicious, will definitely make it again.

PUL Team - Oct. 30, 2022, 2:26 a.m.

Thanks for sharing, Michelle, we'd love to hear any other feedback if you have any 😃

Joanne - June 10, 2022, 1:15 p.m.

Our favorite soup :)

Kristin - June 10, 2022, 12:01 p.m.

This recipe is 10/10. It's easy to make and it's delicious. I've done it several times.

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 2:22 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Kristin, we're so happy to hear 🙂

Erica - June 9, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

Spot on! Another PUL masterpiece. Thanks for always giving classic recipes a new twist :)

Li - March 1, 2022, 6:12 p.m.

Delicious and nutritious!

effy - Feb. 8, 2022, 1:05 a.m.

Is there anything I can use as a substitute for cashews? (Also hi I've been loving your soup recipes and trying them all out one at a time)

PUL Team - Feb. 8, 2022, 11:01 p.m.

Hey Effy! The cashews serve to make the soup a little bit thicker. You could leave them out entirely, or substitute them for some pre-soaked sunflower seeds, or equal parts unsweetened plant-based creamer, like soy creamer or oat creamer. We hope you enjoy the soup 😊

Lizzy - Jan. 18, 2022, 10:24 p.m.

This is one of my go-tos. I love to make a double batch and freeze leftovers for quick lunches and dinners. Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 19, 2022, 6:54 p.m.

Mmm sounds lovely, Lizzy, enjoy the leftovers 😃

Diana - Jan. 17, 2022, 1:05 a.m.

I had these frozen peas and edamame sitting in the freezer for a while and I just had to use them but I’m not a fan of peas so I didn’t know where to start. I’m so glad for pick up limes and this recipe, this soup will definitely be a staple for the cold months . Nourishing, Simple, and delicious !

PUL Team - Jan. 18, 2022, 12:14 a.m.

Awe we're so glad that the recipe was enjoyed, Diana - it means so much!

Patricia - Jan. 8, 2022, 5:34 a.m.

Lovely soup and delicious. Thank you for this great recipe. <3

Tori - Nov. 10, 2021, 2:02 a.m.

It was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the simple, yet superb recipe! Xo

Becca - Aug. 30, 2021, 7:07 p.m.

Who would have thought pea soup could taste so great to an 8 and 11 year old!? My kids love this soup and I love that it has lots of great things in it to nourish their bodies. We've had it in a bread bowl from time to time and love how easy and great it is!

PUL Team - Aug. 31, 2021, 2:11 a.m.

Mmm love the bread bowl idea, Becca, thanks a bunch for sharing 🤩

Taiwanese papaya - Aug. 20, 2021, 6:22 a.m.

Love this recipe! Made it without thyme and with green bell peppers...and it tasted superb! Thank you so much for this recipe! <3

ash - July 23, 2021, 3:54 a.m.

This recipe was absolutely delicious. The blend of flavors is really approachable and comforting.

I unfortunately struggled with the texture on this one. I used a good immersion blender that has worked well in other applications. No matter how long I spent blending, I was never able to break up the "skins" of the peas. The dried thyme, in addition, remained twiggy after cooking. So I sort of had to chew the soup, but hey, I happily ate the entire batch anyway.

My takeaway is that getting a nice, smooth texture might be more difficult for us folks who don't have high-powered blenders, and that fresh thyme might be a nice addition. But all in all, I'm game to try it again!

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 6:42 a.m.

Thank you for sharing, Ash! A high powdered blender and giving it some time to blend are definitely helpful for this one :)

Ramya V. - July 22, 2021, 4:27 p.m.

Tried this recipe today! It turned out to be absolutely delicious. The whole family loved it too. Truly a hug in a bowl!

Neha Kasture - July 22, 2021, 7:31 a.m.

Another amazing student friendly dish - great for lazy days, especially when I treat myself to some nice, sourdough or Turkish bread. Thank you!

Victoria - July 8, 2021, 9:44 p.m.

Nice and light green soup. Love the vibrant color but it wasn't substantial enough to be a meal in itself for us, so I would recommend pairing it with something as well.

PUL Team - July 12, 2021, 7:34 a.m.

We appreciate the review, Victoria! We'd recommend pairing the soup with croutons (…) or as a side with a more savoury dish such as our loaded avocado and hummus veggie sandwich (…) if you're interested :)

Bex - June 1, 2021, 9:24 p.m.

We love this super healthy soup, even my 11 and 8 year old boys. Delicious!

Meriem - May 23, 2021, 4:09 p.m.

My little kids and I love this soup it is so simple to make. We love the croutons as well. I was thinking what could we serve along with it if we want the soup as a side dish. What are the flavors/meal ideas would go with it ? Thank you

PUL Team - May 24, 2021, 7:37 a.m.

So lovely to hear you and your little ones are enjoying the soup, Meriem! We've enjoyed the soup as a side with savoury sandwiches, such as our loaded avocado and hummus veggie sandwich, rich quinoa and red lentil stuffed sweet potatoes, and our creamy green leek and pea pasta. If you're interested in any of these recipes, you can search for them on the website. Let us know if you serve it with any good pairings 😀

Bec - May 18, 2021, 5:26 a.m.

Hello! What is the serving size (in mls) of the soups that the nutritional information is based on? :)

PUL Team - May 22, 2021, 11:35 p.m.

Hey Bec, a serving is around 1.5 cups (375 mL) although in real life it may depend on some factors such as how long you leave the soup on the stove as some will evaporate or how big the onion used is 😊

Ira - April 13, 2021, 5:19 p.m.

Hi, Sadia!
The new website is much better!!
Thank you very much
And thanks for all the teem!!

PUL Team - April 14, 2021, 2:56 a.m.

We're so happy you're enjoying the new website, Ira! Thank you :)