Parsley and Peas go together like…
Well, you might even say they go together better than peas and carrots, being as they’re both green…
Peas form the creamy body of this soup from My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season by Sarah Britton, and parsley plays a starring role. It’s the perfect spring soup, sweet and herbaceous, and it goes down easy hot or cool, depending on the weather, or the mood.
If you have the time and inclination, shell the peas fresh. Not only do fresh peas sing so sweetly with their bright color and flavor, but there is something deeply satisfying about shelling peas. It’s a kind of beautiful garden ritual that fosters the connection to the pea plant and the food that is soon to nourish you. We don’t do it much anymore, as a society. We don’t need to. But try shelling them anyway, sometime, especially if you are cooking with friends. You’ll be glad you did. To be sure, this soup is delicious made with frozen peas, too, and so simple if you keep a pound of frozen peas in your freezer.
A fine way to celebrate Spring, however you spoon it.
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