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An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

The markets of Provence literally spring to life at this time of year with fresh asparagus, young lettuces and the first peas of the season. To celebrate the season of rebirth after a cold winter enjoy this recipe for Spring Pea Soup.  When I make this soup, it is my early season reminder that my “Taste of Provence” tours are not far off, and I will be able to buy the ingredients right from the farmers in Provence.

Spring Pea Soup

An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

Enjoy the promise of warmer weather and new produce with this spring soup.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine French
Servings 4 People


  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 medium onion peeled and chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 12 oz Frozen Petit Peas
  • 1 medium Head Romaine Lettuce trimmed and sliced
  • Crème fraiche sour cream or heavy cream for serving


  • Melt butter in a large heavy-bottom pot.
  • Add onion and cook, stirring until softened and translucent.
  • Add broth, season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in peas and lettuce.
  • Lower heat to simmer and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Allow soup to cool.
  • Puree soup with immersion blender until smooth.
  • Return to pot and re-heat gently.
  • Add a dollop of creme fraiche and serve immediately.
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Martine Bertin-Peterson

Martine Bertin-Peterson

Goût et Voyage, LLC was founded by Martine Bertin-Peterson to bring together her lifetime passions of travel, cooking and culture. Creating unforgettable memories, Martine serves as the escort for all Goût et Voyage culinary travel adventures and serves as chef de cuisine for customized cooking classes at home in Bucks County, PA. 
Martine’s background and experience are as wide-ranging as her interests. She has decades of cooking experience gained through formal and informal cooking courses in the United States, France and Italy. Born in France and fluent in 5 languages, Martine has travelled to more than 50 countries across 5 continents. She has escorted travel groups throughout Europe and Latin America over the past 25+ years and for the past 5 years has focused on creating unique gourmet experiences for her clients in Provence. 

President of the Alliance Française of Doylestown, PA. Martine currently resides in Pennsylvania with her husband who, along with her NYC-based daughter, are regular and willing subjects for her travel and culinary adventures.

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