Fresh Pea, Mint & Coconut Soup


Hey friends, we are only doing a quick update today to share a simple, yet scrumptious, pea recipe video that we just uploaded on our YouTube channel. We are renovating our kitchen and are currently without water and worktop, so recipe development is a tad more difficult than usual. Luise has however shown some serious magician skills through the week, creating simple, healthy meals from our somewhat sparse kitchen. We are soon posting a few of our favorite oatmeal recipes and a small list of cute places from our Copenhagen trip. So stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy this Fresh Pea, Mint & Coconut Soup.

This pea soup is gently prepared over low heat and only simmers for a short time to keep the nutrients intact and the flavor from the peas as intense as possible. If fresh peas aren’t in season you can simply use thawed frozen peas. The soup has a nice creaminess with a touch of mint and works great as a summer lunch or dinner.

Fresh Pea, Mint & Coconut Soup
Serves 4

1 tbsp coconut oil, ghee or cold-pressed olive oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
500 g shelled peas, about 1,5 kilo with pods (or thawed frozen peas)
1 tsp sea salt
10 sprigs fresh mint
1,5 cup / 350 ml vegetable broth or water
1,5 cup / 350 ml full-fat coconut milk
purple micro greens (or pea sprouts) for serving
cold-pressed olive oil for serving

Coarsely chop the onion and mince the garlic cloves.
Heat coconut oil in a saucepan on medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until soft, not browned, about 3-5 minutes.
Add the vegetable broth or water, add peas, salt, mint and coconut milk and bring to a bare simmer. Turn off the heat.
Blend, using and immersion blender, until smooth, add extra water if desired. Season to taste.
Serve in bowls and drizzle with olive oil, micro greens, salt and pepper.
Keeps for 3-5 days in the fridge.


  • Nina
    Amazing recipe! I am a shift worker and like to pre-cook for multiple days especially when I go on nightshifts. I often struggle finding something I want to eat when I am in between nightshifts, when my biorhythm is confused. I love this soup so much, I ended up having it as breakfast, lunch or dinner, depending on when I finally woke up and it suited my gusto no matter what time of day. Thanks for coming up with this amazing idea!
  • maritza
    Hey !My current nutritionist has assigned me these recipes to gain some weight which I am super excited about .I wanted to know how many cups is 500 grams of peas?
  • Vicky
    I made this soup tonight, it's so delicious. A hit with big tummies and little tummies alike. Thank you.
  • Patrice
    Love this soup - so simple, quick and amazingly delicious! Thank you thank you!
  • Kaitlin
    Hi David and Luise, I've just returned from Copenhagen where I visited 9 of your recommended eateries, thanks a million! Especially loved the coffee at Rist and Granola, and the Vietnamese at LeLe - beautiful! Living in London it's rare to find both great coffee and the amazing flavours of Vietnamese street food - two very important things to Melbournians, my hometown in Aus! Really looking forward to your new book, also being a keen traveller and foodie, I think it's the perfect combination :) Thanks again xx @happylittlevegie
  • Caroline
    Making this for the 2nd time already, such a winner! Happy Summer ;-) and congrats on the new book. Cheers, Caro
  • Els
    Wow, nice soup. Just made it, so easy yet delicious! Thanks!
  • Samira
    Just finished making the soup - DELISH! Thank you :D
  • Caroline
    Just made this soup for the first time and it's a definite hit. So delicious! It tastes very fresh and "green" and I love the extra flavor the mint brings. This will be a new staple :). Thanks!
  • elisabeth
    I've made this soup tonight and it was so delicious! Thank you so much for your lovely recipes and your constant inspiration! I do also really enjoy your videos!
  • I'm impressed that you're even able to do anything with no water and worktop! Our sink flooded for a day and a half and we almost starved...ha. This soup looks like the perfect summer treat - yum!
  • Fidi
    Stop at 1:24. The leaves you are about the gather on the soup in the left bowl look like a fish/ fishbone before you gather them in the middle of the bowl. ;-)
  • I ate a lot of coconut soups when I lived in the Philippines, but not sense then. This is a nostalgic recipe. Will have to try it.
  • I am loving the videos, you guys. Keep them coming! And this soup? Oh my gosh :D
  • This looks lovely & delicious. I love the video & the recipe so much I can have this pea & coconut soup everyday. <3

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