How to make Pea And Cilantro Pesto Soup -

Peas soup blended along with cilantro pesto and served with drizzle of olive oil

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Green Peas (हरे मटर), Cilantro (सिलान्ट्रो )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Soups

Pea And Cilantro Pesto Soup

Pea And Cilantro Pesto Soup Recipe Card


Hindi: matar
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Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Pea And Cilantro Pesto Soup Recipe

  • Green Peas frozen 2 cups

  • Cilantro trimmed 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon


  • Cilantro (fresh coriander leaves) stem removed 2 cups

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese grated 2 tablespoons

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic 2 cloves

  • Salt 1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

To make the cilantro pesto, blend together cilantro, pinenuts, parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt till smooth.

Step 2

Boil two cups of water in a pan.

Step 3

Add the frozen peas, spring onions, salt and lemon juice and cook for ten minutes.

Step 4

Discard the spring onions and blend the peas with the four tablespoons cilantro pesto in a blender.

Step 5

Remove from the blender and serve with a drizzle of olive oil.

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