Try a Savory Green Pea Soup

fresh pea pods on a wooden table

This simple pea soup takes minutes to prepare and offers a rich creaminess and savory flavor everyone will love.Onion and cardamom add depth to the classic pea soup
while ginger offers a subtle and unexpected spiciness. You can easily whip up this 6-ingredient soup with a basic blender or food processor making a perfect lunch, dinner or leftovers.


Serves 10-12 (1 ½ cups)

FoodTrients Green Pea SoupIngredients:

1 Tbs. butter or Earth Balance non-dairy butter
1 large onion, roughly chopped (about 2 cups)
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. ground cardamom
4 cups vegetable broth
32 ounces frozen green peas
½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
1 tsp. sea salt (adjust as needed to taste)



Heat a medium soup pot over medium-high heat and melt butter or butter substitute. Add onion and ginger and sauté until soft, about 3-5 minutes. Stir in cardamom and let cook for one additional minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add peas and simmer, uncovered, until very tender, about 10 minutes. In batches, purée soup using immersion blender, food processor, or blender until completely smooth (about one minute per batch). For safety with hot liquids, fill blender no more than half full. Return soup to pan and season with salt and pepper, adding more to taste if needed.

Foodtrients: Ai, Ao, IB, MB, DP


-B vitamins


-Vitamin C

-Vitamin K

About Grace O

Grace O has been cooking and baking professionally and recreationally all of her adult life. As a child in Southeast Asia, she learned the culinary arts by her mother’s side in her family’s cooking school. She became so well versed in hospitality and the culinary arts, she eventually took over the cooking school and opened three restaurants. She is widely credited with popularizing shrimp on sugar-cane skewers and being one of the first culinarians to make tapas a global trend. She has cooked for ruling families and royalty. Grace O’s move to America precipitated a career in healthcare, inspired by her father, who was a physician. Twenty years and much hard work later, she operates skilled nursing facilities in California. Grace O strives to create flavorful food using the finest ingredients that ultimately lead to good health. Her recipes, although low in saturated fat, salt, and sugar, are high in flavor. Grace employs spices from all over the world to enliven her dishes, creating food that is different and delicious. She believes that food can be just as effective at fighting aging as the most expensive skin creams. And since she’s over 50 herself, she’s living proof of that.
What Do FoodTrients Do?
Ai Anti- inflammatories

Reduce inflammatory process in cells, tissues, and blood vessels, helping to slow aging and reduce risk of long-term disease.

Ao Anti- oxidant

Prevents and repairs oxidative damage to cells caused by free radicals.

IB Immunity Boosters

Support the body’s resistance to infection and strengthen immune vigilance and response.

MB Mind

Improves mood, memory, and focus.

F Disease Prevention

Reduces risk factors for common degenerative and age-related diseases.