close
description

Want more recipes?

Download our recipe app and get hundreds of whole-food, plant-based recipes at your fingertips.

4.7
description
Download the app
  • Prep-time: / Ready In:
  • Makes 4 cups

This vibrant, verdant chilled soup is surprisingly easy to make: Beyond submerging the peas in boiling water for a minute, it requires no cooking. To achieve the best flavor and avoid bitterness, we recommend using a mix of different spring greens.

Spring Greens Soup: Two bowls of bright green chilled soup, topped with matchstick-cut radishes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 8 cups assorted spring greens (spinach, arugula, baby chard, and/or baby kale)
  • 1 medium cucumber (9 to 10 oz.), halved, seeded, and chopped
  • ½ of an avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup very thin radish matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup unflavored plant milk, such as almond, soy, cashew, or rice
  • Crispbread crackers (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a small heatproof bowl place peas and enough boiling water to cover. Let stand 1 minute; drain well. In a blender combine peas, spring greens, cucumber, avocado, the lemon juice, and broth. Cover and blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Season with pepper. Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
  2. For gremolata, in a small bowl combine parsley, radishes, chives, and the lemon zest. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  3. Before serving, stir milk into soup. Top servings with gremolata. Serve with crackers.

Comments (4)

(5 from 2 votes)
Your Rating has been added Your Comment has been added
Add a Comment and/or Rating
Leave a Reply
Recipe Rating
Please provide a rating
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
You need to provide a comment or rating to submit
Cyndy2 months ago
Reply
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

I did a search and 8 cups works out to a little over 8.5 ozs of greens.

Cindy Meiri5 months ago
Reply
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

Please include weights for things like spring greens … 16 ounces of spring greens is a whole lot easier to buy than 8 cups otherwise it sounds really good and will try it

Aannaa2 months ago
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

I 100% agree cuz 1 cup is. 8 oz of LIQUID, but when making the stores sell oz of solid. How am I supposed to know how much it turns into liquid form before I actually blend it. I bought way too much greens. There has got to be an easier measurement. Aside of that it’s a wonderful soup. I absolutely loved the flavor and what a great way to eat a ton of greens!

Kate5 months ago
Reply
Do you want to report this comment as inappropriate?

Amazing

Learn how to cookplant-based meals at home

description

Forks Over Knives’ online cooking course will help you learn new techniques, flavors, and skills to live your very best life.

Join the course

Healthy eatingshouldn't be a hassle

description

With weekly meal plans, Forks Meal Planner takes the hard work out of making nutritious meals the whole family will enjoy.

Get meal planner
description
about the author

description
Free download

Free 5-Day Meal Plan!

Get a taste for healthy, fuss-free meal planning with this free five-day meal plan from Forks Meal Planner!

More from Forks Over Knives

Join our mailing list

Get free recipes and the latest info on living a happy, healthy plant-based lifestyle.

Copy link
Powered by Social Snap