California Skinny Sweet Pea Soup

Menu Part: 
Soup
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
8 1-cup servings

Using 1% milk, this recipe cuts fat and calories to give it its "skinny moniker." The soup features russet potatoes, sweet peas, fresh mint, scallions and Greek yogurt.

Ingredients

3 cups Real California 1% milk
3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup russet potatoes, peeled, diced
6 scallions, whites only, sliced thin
12 large fresh mint leaves
4 cups shelled sweet peas, fresh or frozen
Salt and freshly ground white pepper to taste
1/2 cup non-fat Real California sour cream or Greek-style yogurt

Steps

1. In saucepan, bring milk and broth to a simmer and add potatoes. Cook, partially covered, about 10 mins. or until potatoes are tender.

2. Add scallions and mint leaves; simmer for 5 mins. Add peas and cook about 5 mins. or until peas are tender but still bright green. If using frozen peas, cook 2 to 3 mins. or just until peas are soft. Cool soup quickly in large pot of ice water to retain color.

3. Purée in blender until smooth. Just before serving, heat soup over low heat and season with salt and white pepper. [Note: To serve soup cold, place pot with blended soup in large pot of ice water and stir until cold or place in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.]

4. Ladle into bowls and garnish each serving with 1 tbsp. sour cream or yogurt.
Recipe by the California Milk Advisory Board

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion

Labor secretary nominee Andy Puzder has officially bowed out of consideration for the cabinet position, according to the Associated Press .

Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants—the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr.—was tired of being under fire for hiring an undocumented immigrant as a nanny and being accused 26 years ago of physically abusing his wife, an unnamed source told CBS News . The agency reported that Puzder was unlikely to show for the start of his confirmation hearings tomorrow.

Puzder has also been attacked by organized labor for comments suggesting that...

Industry News & Opinion

Risley Dining Room at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., has just become 100 percent gluten-free, 14850.com reports.

For the past two years, the university has slowly phased out gluten in the dining hall’s menu by eliminating it in its stir fries, biscuits and brownies.

Instead of offering gluten-free versions of typical college fare, including pizza and pasta, the dining service team aimed for more sophisticated restaurant-style items.

Along with being gluten-free, Risley is also peanut free and tree-nut free.

The dining room is the second college eatery...

Industry News & Opinion

James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., recently hosted a weeklong program called Weigh the Waste, which aimed to show students how much food gets wasted in dining halls, The Breeze reports.

Throughout the week, students placed food they were about to throw away on a scale located near the trash bins at one of their dining halls. At the end of the week, the school tallied the waste and saw that 817 pounds of food had been wasted.

School officials hope that the annual program, which it’s hosted since 2015, will remind dining hall patrons to only take as much food as...

Industry News & Opinion

The University of Maryland will begin offering weekly specials at all of its dining halls this semester, The Diamond Back reports.

The weekday specials will allow Dining Services to offer past menu items that students miss as well as new dishes students have been requesting, according to a spokesperson.

Students can find out which specials are being offered each week via dining hall table tents as well as through Dining Services’ social media. During select weeks, the specials may reflect a particular theme, such as Taste of the South.

Read the full story via...

FSD Resources