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  • 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


  • 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)


  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.

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Cyndy2 months ago
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I did a search and 8 cups works out to a little over 8.5 ozs of greens.

Cindy Meiri5 months ago
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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
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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
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