Broccoli and Pea Potage with Thyme

Broccoli and Pea Potage with Thyme (soup): I love soup! Soup can be so healthy and so satisfying. This broccoli and pea potage (potage: French pottage: meaning potted dish, thick soup, stew, or porridge) is filled with veggies and the addition of lentils bumps up the protein as well as the fiber content of the soup.

 Broccoli and Pea Potage with Thyme lentils soup healthy cleanse recipe

You’ve seen me talk about how much I love lentils before. I think they’re a great vegan option. And, they’re low in calories. Want to learn more about the benefits of lentils? Take a gander at The World’s Healthiest Foods. Also, take a look at some of the other lentil dishes I’m made.

Broccoli and Pea Potage with Thyme lentils soup healthy cleanse recipe

I’ve garnished the soup with some chives and chive flowers from the garden. The flowers have a sharp spicy flavor that goes well with the soup.

Broccoli and Pea Potage with Thyme
Serves 4
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230 calories
35 g
0 g
5 g
15 g
1 g
373 g
869 g
4 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230
Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 869mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 16g
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  2. ¼ cup chopped green onions
  3. 1 shallot, finely chopped
  4. 1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  6. ¼ teaspoon salt
  7. ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  8. 3 cups vegetable broth (homemade preferred)
  9. ¾ cup frozen peas, thawed
  10. ¾ cup cooked green or brown lentils
  11. 1-2 cups fresh spinach, cleaned, stems removed, and torn into smaller pieces
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat until hot. Add green onion and shallots and cook 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add broccoli, thyme, salt and pepper, and sauté 5 minutes. Add broth and bring to a boil. Add peas and lentils. Cook an additional 5-10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender. Cool slightly. Add spinach to soup pot.
  2. Working in batches, puree soup in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Return soup to pot, and heat over low until soup is hot.
  3. Taste for salt and pepper, adding more as desired. Serve hot.
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  1. Debi says

  2. says

    oh my, i’m drooling over this! what a light, healthy, and delicious looking dish!
    i’m definitely trying this asap.

    gorgeous food pictures too.

    i really love your blog!

    happy thursday!

  3. says

    I have chosen this soup as one of my top 3 picks from Sunday Night Soup Night! I have tweeted it, pinned it and shared it on my Facebook page. It will be featured on Sunday Night Soup Night this coming Sunday. Thanks for linking up and I hope to see you again soon!

  4. says

    This looks a very delicious soup, and I never thought to use lentils in soup, but it would certainly be perfect as a thickener and for the added nutrients. Very nice indeed!

  5. savoryexperiments says

    What beautiful color, Debi! The addition of edible flowers make this so elegant.


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