Pea Soup - Low Glycemic Diet Recipes  

 

Pea soup is an all-time favorite that is often forgotten and neglected nowadays. Pea not only has a low glycemic index but also helps to lower the GI of a dish! Go ahead and try this and add it to your low glycemic diet recipes. You will love it and find it filling and satisfying.


Ingredients:

1/2 oz unsalted butter
2 leeks, washed, properly drained and chopped
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 1/2 pints chicken or vegetable stock
10 oz shelled or frozen peas
1 round lettuce, washed and chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped mint
Ground black pepper


Directions:

Heat the butter on low heat in a saucepan, until melted.

Cook leeks with thyme and garlic on low heat. Cook until soft but not yet brown.

Add the stock and bring to a boil. 

Add peas and lettuce. Cook until the peas are tender. Do not overcook or they will become mushy.

Stir in the mint and add black pepper to taste. 

Serve with croutons for added flavor.

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Versatile Variations:

Make your own home made croutons with healthier sourdough bread. It will add an extra layer of flavor and also is better on the index.

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