Chilled Pea Soup With Basil & Sour Cream

These days, I´m living the slow life up north in Skagen. I´m on vacation with my family. I will stay in Denmark all summer with the dogs. I don´t like to go away for travels when I have a puppy. I do have plenty of trips coming up this fall – so, to be honest, staying here suits me just perfect!

I spend my days doing pilates, walking the dogs, creating healthy food + photographing it, napping in the sun, shopping, eating out and planning future work projects – life the way I love it.

I have gotten this crazy idea to do a road trip, just me, my camera, alone with the dogs in late August, but I´m not sure yet if it will work with a four-month-old puppy. So I´m trying to come up with solutions to pull it off – It might be a bit of a challenge to get any photos taken..lol..

At the moment I´m taking it slow with social media – a little online detox is good for the soul. I do have fun with Snapchat though, and you are welcome to follow along. Add me as <strong>christinagreve </strong>to get a peek behind the scenes.

Today I want to share a healthy + delicious pea soup. It´s super easy to make and perfect for lunch or as a light dinner. Enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small or 1 large red onion, peeled and finely diced
  • 4 cups frozen peas
  • 1L (1 qt.) vegetable stock ( I use Herbamare from A. Vogel)
  • A handful of basil leaves
  • A pinch of salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Sour cream for serving

Instructions

  • Heat the olive oil in a pot and add the onion, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and stock, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add basil leaves, salt and pepper to taste. Let the soup cool and then whiz in a blender until smooth.
  • Cool in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Serve garnished with a spoonful of sour cream.

About Christina Greve

Christina Greve is a Lifestyle Photographer, Soul Empowerment Coach, and Psychology-driven Business Mentor. She helps heart-centered women, passion-driven makers and creative souls optimize life + make a living doing what they LOVE. She is known for her elegant storytelling photography and draw much of her inspiration from the Nordic countryside, travels, food and still life. Her work has been featured in numerous magazines, blogs and books worldwide. After a decade of working with psychology and coaching, Christina´s passion for photography evolved into a full-time photography and coaching business. Today she runs a thriving + fast growing empire specializing in professional online training, motivating and engaging female photographers, designers, bloggers, makers + creative souls. She has coached thousands of fabulous women from more than 40+ countries.