Cumin Lime Pea Soup

Cumin Lime Pea Soup

Did you eat a lot of candy last night on Halloween? We took my daughter, Olivia, for the first time “trick or treating” last night. She had a ball with her friends. I’m sure she was confused as to why we kept going to different houses and knocking on doors, but by the 5th house, she was opening up her bag for the candy, haha!

As I mentioned in a previous post, her costume I made was a mini Audrey Hepburn from “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”. A friend of mine saw it on Pinterest here and gave me the idea. I made 2 parts to it…the original black dress as in here….

My little Audrey…..

Then, to make it more of an actual little girl costume, inspired by the one on Pinterest, I made a separate poof skirt that is removable. It was a BIG pain in the you know what though, because my sewing machine couldn’t handle all the fabric and net material, so I had to sew the whole skirt by hand! I was not happy about it. Oh well, an excuse to buy a fancier machine one day. :) I wanted the pieces separate, so this way, she can wear the little black dress still on separate occasions. She did NOT want to take this dress off. She loved it!

I like to go all out…it’s fun for me….so I made the dress, necklace and I even got the black sunglasses and crown like Audrey wore in the movie, but forgot to bring the sunglasses. Darn.

Anyways, if you ate a little too much candy, then today you can get back on track with this hearty, healthy soup. It is packed full of protein and nutrition and tastes amazing, with just 6 ingredients! Don’t let the short ingredient list fool you, it tastes divine!

As part of my commitment to my daughter and to my readers with children, I created this delicious soup as a way to get a whole bunch of healthy peas and onions into your little ones. But please don’t be mistaken…I enjoyed this probably the most. This is NOT just for kids, it is absolutely delicious and reminded my husband of a gourmet soup that you’d order in a restaurant. It just so happens to have the kid-friendly stamp of approval, as my daughter loves it.

The combination of the sweet peas and red onion is amazingly complimented by the smokiness and warmth from cumin spice. It lingers in the back of your throat and is so comforting.

Cumin Lime Pea Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Cumin Lime Pea Soup

Easy, healthy and just a few ingredients make this soup family-friendly and unbelievably delicious.

Ingredients

  • One 16 oz bag of frozen organic peas
  • 1 small red onion, sliced, about 1 1/2 cups (make sure to get about this amount)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper (use 1/4 teaspoon if your kids prefer food mild)
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Garnish: lime zest and flaxseed crackers

Instructions

Preheat an oven to 400 degrees and line a 9 inch round cake pan with a large piece of foil hanging over the sides.

Place the frozen peas on the bottom of the foil, topped with the sliced onion, cumin, salt and pepper. Don't worry about mixing it because it will be pureed later. Fold over the foil and place another piece on top loosely.

Bake for 35-40 minutes until the onions are tender and sizzling.

Add all the roasted veggies to a blender with the broth and lime juice. Blend until pureed and smooth, about 30 seconds or so. Taste and add any more salt or lime juice, if desired. If you want a thinner soup, add more broth. I thought the consistency was perfect. Serve immediately or chill in the fridge for 1 hour. It honestly tastes amazing warm and chilled.

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So, did you dress up for Halloween or eat too much candy??

19 Comments

  1. Omg that is an adorable outfit!!! Hahaha I love the sass and poofy skirt in the pinterest image! I can’t believe you made your daughter’s costume–you are too talented!

    Well I had most of my Halloween fun last weekend, so I stayed in and vegged with Erik last night, which was a nice treat since he’s been cramming like crazy lately. I actually don’t think I ate any candy yesterday, but I definitely ate 1 too many cupcakes! Whoops. Thank goodness for this super healthy soup! I <3 peas.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are so sweet, thank you Erika! I know…that poofy skirt was adorable, but a PAIN to sew! You are so funny….I’d much rather eat cupcakes ANYDAY over candy! I am not a candy person.

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  3. Whoops did it again. Sorry!
    That little one is just too adorable, and that dress is just beautiful. She is a stunner, really. So pretty and I LOVE Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The soup is wonderful, so good and healthful and I love accumulating good soup recipes with the cold weather fast approaching. This would really hit the spot. I bet you could do it with split peas too!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Awww thank you Suzanne!! I do too….that movie is amazing and honestly, Audrey Hepburn was such a classy lady….so different than what we see today in movies. Enjoy the soup and yes, absolutely split peas would work!

  4. Such a dainty little beauty. You’re so lucky to have her to dress up!
    And the soup is so original. I love limes and Mexican food so this one is perfect for me. Gorgeous!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Angela. She really is the most greatest gift I’ve ever received. Funny though, she is not dainty, but crazy wild, lol! She just looks dainty because she is wearing that dress, haha! :)

  5. OHH MY GOSH, that costume!! ADORABLE! What a cute idea. You did a great job on making that!! I have never been a huge pea fan, but I would totally dive face first into this soup!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Brittany!! Haha! The cumin and lime really enhance the flavor.

  6. OH MY WORD, your daughter is adorable and you are so incredibly talented!!! I can’t believe you made that dress. I am floored. That soup looks delicious too and I love that it’s so simple (like all your recipes!)

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Melanie! You are a sweetheart! :)

  7. Audrey is ADORABLE! She has all the makings of a model in the works! :)

    And that soup looks really good, it looks thick and I like thick soups – LOL!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you very much! Oh, her name is Olivia dressing up as Audrey Hepburn, lol! I love thick soups too and this one hits the spot!

  8. I love Audrey! What a fantastic idea for a costume – - and so adorable.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      I love Audrey Hepburn too! Such a classic.

  9. You have a cute daughter, Brandi, and she looked adorable for Halloween. I’ve not heard of using cumin nor lime in split pea soup, which happens to be a favorite. I bet they add an entirely new dimension to it. Yum!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much John! Oh, you’ve got to try it…it was an experiment and it turned out so good. So simple, fast and delish!

  10. Brandi, your daughter is SOOOOO cute! She makes a perfect mini-Audrey. And you’re a total rock star for sewing her skirt by hand. I don’t even think I own needle and thread! Thanks for thinking of our health all the time – I’m totally OD’ing on Halloween candy. It doesn’t even taste that good but that doesn’t stop me from eating it! This soup is just the thing my body needs.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Nancy!!

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