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Spicy Pea Soup

A spicy pea soup made using dried marrowfat peas, apple and spice.

Leave it un-blitzed if you prefer it that way



spicy pea soup in a bowl with a white inner and an olive green outer

spicy pea soup

marrowfat peas, apple and spice
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: English
Keyword: budget meals, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Freezes Well, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings
Cost per portion 28p
Calories: 781.98kcal
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  • 200 g dried peas marrowfat peas, soaked and cooked as per packet instructions
  • 150 g Bramley apple
  • 200 g onion
  • 65 ml oil
  • 50 g flour
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • salt and pepper

To Serve

  • 16 slices home made bread from your bread making this week


  • Chop apple and onion with minimal waste.
  • Fry in oil, until onions are soft and a bit see-through.
  • Add flour, spices and peas and stir until flour has become a sticky paste with the oil and has coated everything, then add approx 3/4 litre water or stock. Add the liquid in little bits stirring well after each addition to prevent lumps.
  • Blitz in food processor or using a stick blender or liquidiser, taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Serve with 4 slices of homemade bread each.


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Nutrition Facts
spicy pea soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 781.98 Calories from Fat 186
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.66g32%
Saturated Fat 1.57g10%
Sodium 482.75mg21%
Potassium 564mg16%
Carbohydrates 126.12g42%
Fiber 13.99g58%
Sugar 11.69g13%
Protein 23.72g47%
Vitamin A 53.75IU1%
Vitamin C 7.66mg9%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 8.48mg47%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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