Peas and radish greens soup

December 16, 2012  • 

 

In my (mountain) home town of Deir el-Qamar, radishes are huge. Apparently, these are winter radishes; in the Summer, they switch back to their normal size. 


Radish greens are purported to be super nutritious; there are many ways they can be used (I have made pasta with them, salads, pesto). In a soup instead of, say, spinach. 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 bag of frozen peas
  • 2 large baking potatoes
  • 2 bunches of radish greens
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cups of yogurt
  • salt, pepper, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp of turmeric
  • Dash of hot red pepper (optional)
  • olive oil
METHOD:
  1. Chop the onion; peel and dice the potatoes. Wash the radish greens well. Peel and chop the garlic and mash in a mortar with a dash of salt. Heat the oil in a soup pot and fry the onions with the potatoes for 7 minutes; drop the radish greens, garlic, and add 6 cups of water and the spices; cover the pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2.  Add the peas the last 5 minutes of cooking. Use an immersion blender and purée the mixture. Add the yogurt and stir to combine. Taste and adjust seasoning. Serve warm.

Comments

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  1. Rosa says:

    A tasty soup! Radish greens are so delicious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. T.W. Barritt says:

    What a great idea to combine peas and radishes – sort of a sweet and biting contrast between the two. Lovely photos!

  3. AstraLibris says:

    Such huge radishes!! Wow! I am always looking for new recipes for the radish greens we have in abundance here in the spring, and this soup looks delightful!

  4. J says:

    GOODMORNIG! GREAT SOUP! MADE A VARIATION USING FRESH DILL,GROUND CORIANDER SEEDS AS SPICES AND BUTTERMILK INSTEAD OF YOGURT (SECOND BATCH). BEST OF HEALTH TO YOU AND EVERYBODY IN THE SITE!

  5. A Canadian Foodie says:

    Brilliant!
    The bowl is gorgeous – the green peas would add the sweet to the tart – I am a fan of all soups. Have met a couple I couldn’t eat, but that is very rare.
    YUM!
    🙂
    V

  6. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I would not normally think radish and peas would make a delicious soup, but as usual, you surprise me!

  7. Elena says:

    Joumana, how interesting! I always want to make something with radish leaves. and your recipe a very good way to use it.
    is it possible to replace green peas with green beans?

  8. Priya says:

    Wish i get a bowl of this thick and healthy soup.

  9. Elena says:

    Joumana , I prepared this soup and I like it . Really interesting taste. Next time I want to try to replace potatoes with cauliflower and carrots in order to reduce amount of calories.

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