This quick 'n' easy piquant pea & leek soup is made with just five everyday ingredients, and is as delicious as it is beautiful to look at! It requires no fancy-schmancy techniques, and is pretty much guaranteed to be loved by all.
Unless they hate peas. In which case, please seek help for them ASAP. 😉
It is green my Lord!
“Oh, Edmund... can it be true? That I hold here, in my mortal hand, a nugget of purest Green?”
Of course, were Lord Percy to have dipped into a cauldron of my easy-peas-y piquant (pea-quant... yeah, I'm on a roll) pea soup, he would have been enthusing about a bowl of purest green instead. And quite rightly so, for this deliciously warming pea soup is the stuff of legend. Honest.
Quick 'n' Easy Vegan Piquant Pea & Leek Soup
Winter is coming, and with it, the season of hearty casseroles and comforting soups. Despite it still being November, as I type this, we are on day two of non-stop snowfall; every roof in the village is white, and my once-productive vegetable garden, which kept us fed throughout the summer and early autumn, now sleeps under a fluffy white blanket.
Picture me sitting in front of a roaring fire, cupping a steaming bowl of pea soup in my (asbestos-lined) hands, while outside the wind blows a gale, and the snow falls in drifts.
(It’s a much more romantic image than my reality of modern radiators, and the sound of the occasional horse-drawn cart being driven along a slushy road!)
Nevertheless, this is the kind of soup that makes you want to curl up in front of a fire, and wrap yourself in winter cosiness, so I say do it!
Not least because this is a total dump soup... dump the ingredients into a pan; cook, blitz, done. Told you it was easy. Go and make some right now, I promise you won’t regret it!
Quick 'n' Easy Vegan Piquant Pea & Leek Soup
- 1 large leek weighing around 400g (c.15 oz), washed, trimmed, and sliced
- 1 head garlic peeled and smashed
- 500 g frozen peas
- 1.5 litres vegetable broth
- 1 teaspoon Chilli flakes (gochugaru), plus a little extra for finishing
- large saucepan or stockpot
- Place all the ingredients into a large saucepan or stockpot, and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 mins or so, until the leeks are soft.
- Remove from the heat, and blend until smooth.
- Divide into bowls, sprinkle with some extra chilli flakes, and add some croutons if desired.
- This Quick 'n' Easy Vegan Piquant Pea & Leek Soup will keep in an airtight container in the 'fridge for up to a week, and freezes well too.
- Gochugaru is pretty mild but if you're in any way concerned, just add half a teaspoon to the soup to begin with, taste, and then add more if it's not spicy enough. Similarly, do feel free to add more from the outset if you're not a chilli wimp like me!
- 1 cup = US cup = 240 ml
- 1 tablespoon = US/UK = 15 ml
- 1 fl oz = US = 30 ml
Hey! Since it's the beginning of spring (although it doesn't look like it) I started to hoard up tons of veggies. I'm pregnant and winter took a toll on my hubby's fit body haha I decided to put aside good old grandma recipes and try something healthy. Soups are always my weakpoint so I needed to look up some new ideas. I've only seen leek paired up with potatoes. This recipe was quite refreshing and extremely delicious, thank you!!
Greetings from Hungary,
I am so glad you enjoyed it, Viktoria, I hope your husband did too! When is your baby due? xx
Oh yum! I couldn't half go a bowl of that right now. I'm hungry.. I got distracted and burned the rolls for our hot dogs. *sigh* Shared and bookmarked!
Oh no, what a shame. Still, if it means you get to eat soup instead... 😉 xx
This is super easy! I'm definitely a fan of dump soups and would love to try this one, especially with those Korean chilli flakes! Thanks so much for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice.
Gochugaru is one of my favourite things right now - it does in everything (almost)! And dump soups are the best, aren't they? So easy, so yummy! xx
I lovewuick and easy soups for my dinner. Definetly no need to get help, cause peas are just great.!
Yay, another pea fan! xx
"this is a total dump soup… dump the ingredients into a pan; cook, blitz, done. " Dump soup I've never heard that term before but I love it and let's face it most of the best home made soups are just that. I love peas and leeks so this dump soup is right up me street. Thank you for sharing on #CookBlogShare.
TBH, Jacqui, I've only ever heard of dump cakes but since this really is a case of dumping everything in the pan, I thought 'dump soup' as a descriptor worked really well! Who knows, maybe dump soups will become a thing now! 😉 xx
Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food
OK, I was intrigued because I wondered what might make pea soup piquant. OHO, I GET IT—"pea-quant!" Brilliant. Thanks for that. 😛 We are having a freaky hot streak here in Wisconsin USA: it's usually butt cold here at this time of year, but it's SIXTY flippin' degrees outside today! I'm pinning this pea soup for when it's cold out again—like TOMORROW.
Yeah, I can be quite punny if I put my mind to it, Michelle... although usually, my jokes are completely punderwhelming! **roffle**
Anyway, I assume that your winter has sorted itself out now, and is suitably chilly, so I hope you enjoy the pea soup - it really is lovely! xx
Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche
I love the flavour of peas but am less keen on the texture, so I really like pea soup! Need to keep my eyes peeled for those chilli flakes.
I've never thought about the texture of peas, Becca! You're so right about the flavour - and this soup has so much of it. I'm sure you'll love it! xx
I need to try this! Thanks for sharing!!! Lovely green color, too! Lively and Vibrant!
It really is a gorgeous colour, isn't it? I hope you enjoy the soup! xx