Pea Shoot Soup

Serves 2, can easily be doubled.

This recipe can also be made in an instant pot. See directions at end of the recipe.

  1. Heat a generous splash of oil in a large pot
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin & a dime size knob of grated fresh ginger until fragrant
  3. Add half an onion, chopped, a small potato, chopped, and the stems from a quarter of a bunch of cilantro
  4. Cook until soft
  5. Add one-half pound of chopped pea shoots and wilt down
  6. Add 1.5 cups of chicken or veg stock and simmer for 5-10 mins
  7. Blend soup, we suggest using a standard blender
  8. Season with salt, pepper, and the juice of half a lemon
  9. Garnish with extra pea shoots, micro cilantro, and a dollop of sour cream
  10. Enjoy! This recipe serves 2 and can easily be doubled

Note this recipe can be made in an Instant pot – simply do steps 1-3 using sautee mode, then add the broth (step 6) and pressure cook for 3 minutes. Release pressure, add pea shoots, and wilt on sautee mode. Turn off the instant pot and continue with the remaining steps.

Recipe adapted from our friends at @microyyc