Skinny Pesto Pea Soup – Winter Warmer
Skinny Pesto Pea Soup – Winter Warmer

Skinny Pesto Pea Soup – Winter Warmer

Hello dear readers, today I want to share a Thermomix recipe for Pesto Pea Soup. If you don’t have a Thermomix don’t worry, my original Pea soup is a stovetop recipe and can be found by clicking the link.

Portrait Pesto Pea Soup

Portrait Pesto Pea Soup

I haven’t changed any of the ingredients for this Pesto Pea soup.  I have simply altered the cooking method to suit Thermomix users.

Thermomix Pea Soup

Thermomix Pea Soup

I created this recipe because I wanted a healthy, warming meal that’s low in calories. I find in winter I need more filling food options. I know fibre is the key to feeling full longer, so I decided to make a hearty pea soup. I always have Basil growing in the garden, so I added it to freshen the soup, and add flavour.

Pesto Pea Soup Submissions

Pesto Pea Soup Submissions

The soup includes potato which gives it a creamier, silky texture, without adding cream. By keeping dairy, especially cream out of the soup I have been able to create a very skinny, healthy soup that is surprisingly filling. It’s also a vegetarian, vegan and diary friendly option!

Quick Pea Soup

Quick Pea Soup

Because I’ve been getting a little soft around the waist I decided to calculate the exact calorie content in the soup. I was pleasantly surprised to find the pesto pea soup contains just 160 calories if it’s divided into six servings. Yeh! A bonafide low fat and low calorie meal. I think it’s safe to say I will be having a few bowls of pea soup this winter.

Pesto Soup

Pesto Soup

Skinny Pesto Pea Soup – Winter Warmer

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6

bowls

Calories per serving: 160

Skinny Pesto Pea Soup – Winter Warmer

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 100gm onion halved
  • 20gm butter
  • 250gm potato quartered
  • 1 litre "Campbells Real Stock"
  • 55gm fresh basil
  • 600gm frozen green peas
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the garlic and onion in the TM bowl. Chop 3sec/speed 5.
  2. Scrape the bowl down and add the butter. Sauté 3 min/120degrees/speed 1.
  3. Add the potato to the TM bowl. Chop 4sec/speed 5.
  4. Add the liquid stock to the TM bowl. Boil 20 min/100 degrees/speed 2.
  5. Add the fresh basil leaves to the TM mixture. Puree 1 min/speed 5 increasing slowly up to speed 8.
  6. Add the frozen peas to the soup. Heat 4min/100 degrees/speed 2.
  7. Once the peas are heated puree the soup until you reach the desired consistency. 15-30 seconds speed 5 increasing to speed 8 if desired.
http://www.gourmetgetaways.com.au/skinny-pesto-pea-soup-winter-warmer/

So readers, how are you going with your winter meals? Do you find you tend to eat heavier meals as the weather gets cooler? Do the scales creep up on you too? If so, this is the perfect answer to the mid afternoon munchies.  Just pack the soup in a thermos and you will be toasty and warm, with no grumbly tummy.

If it’s not cold in your part of the world make sure you pin this for later.

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Comments

  1. I don’t have a thermomix but like the reminder for the idea of combining basil and peas in soup form.

  2. What a lovely combination of ingredients. Basil and peas are really good together. This is on my soup list for winter!

  3. Yup, we definitely eat heartier in the winter. And soup is always a favorite — have it at least 2 or 3 times a week. This is nice — loads of flavor, and not so many calories. Thermomix is just starting to get to the US (or so I hear — haven’t really seen them yet). They sound like fun!

  4. I enjoy soup anytime of year, love, love this color. Basil and peas work so well together. Have a wonderful week-end.

  5. Hi! This sounds absolutely wonderful! I don’t have a thermomix, so looked at your original recipe… Yum- such a wonderful combination of ingredients & its absolutely perfect all year! Just a question, the ingredient quantities for the stove top method are slightly different- should they be altered at all? Silly, yet I will be emailing this recipe to my Mum and want to be sure of everything 🙂
    Thank you so much for your wonderful site- I have been following you for a number of years ( since you first began i believe!) and I love your recipes & stories.
    Kind Regards

    • Hi Flutter
      Firstly, thank you so much for following me for so long! xx I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes I shared over the years. The recipes are a little different for each method because I found the quantities needed to be adjusted to fit into the Thermomix. Also the evaporation is different between the Thermomix and stove top. You can also adjust the basil quantities depending on how strong you want the pesto flavour to be.
      Thanks you again for your lovely message.
      Julie

      • Hi Julie!
        Thank you so incredibly much for replying and doing so quickly! Greatly appreciated! I did think that would be the case with the recipe ingredients- just wanted make sure before i sent it to my Mum 🙂
        Most importantly… no need to thank me at all! Thank you for being so lovely and having this fantastic blog! You are very ‘followable’! I love how you create such a wonderful variety of recipes! Always wonderful and i love your commentary 🙂
        Keep up the amazing work and that you so much for sharing it with us all!
        Kind regards,
        Flutter

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