Pea Soup with Dehydrated Peas

Velvety Pea soup

Try your hand at making this awesome pea soup with dehydrated peas. Gather all the ingredients and add them to one pan.

I don't know about you, but I love "one pot" dishes. Easy to make, and easy to clean up after!

Mind you, with a slice of bread and butter to clean out the bowl, clean-up is a breeze! :-)

This pea soup with dehydrated peas really does live up to its "velvety" name in the image! It's very smooth with almost a creamy texture/consistency.

The soup does contain the base ingredients of onions and olive oil, but what makes this soup special is the addition of dried Tarragon!

Ingredients for Velvety-Smooth Pea Soup with Dehydrated Peas:

green split pea soup in a bowlCreated with Midjourney

How to Make Pea Soup with Dehydrated Peas (and Onion):

  1. Use clean cold water or freshly boiled water to rehydrate the onion and peas in separate bowls.
  2. When they are sufficiently plump, add the olive oil to a heavy pan on medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and cook until softened, around 5 minutes or so.
  4. Add the vegetable stock and tarragon, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the peas and simmer for 10 minutes or until the peas and onion are cooked through.
  6. Use a blender to mix, in small batches... allow air to escape from the little hole in the lid so that the heat doesn't cause any explosive problems! Just have your hand over that top little hole to catch any runaway splashes.
  7. Blend until smooth, about 45 - 60 seconds.

*IF you need to add salt, do so, BUT be careful NOT to over-salt as the bouillon has salt in it.

ENJOY! It's so quick and easy to prepare, right?

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What Kinds of Peas make Great Pea Soup?

There are many different types of peas that make great pea soup. Some of the most popular varieties include:

  • split peas
  • yellow peas
  • purple hulled peas
  • black-eyed peas

Are Peas Easy to Grow?

Peas are a type of legume and are very easy to grow. Peas can be grown in most gardens with little effort. Peas do not require a lot of space and can even be grown in containers.

When Are Peas Ready to Harvest?

Peas are ready to harvest when the pods are plump and the peas are bright green. Check out this YouTube video on how to harvest peas.

Tarragon Does the Trick!

It's that little bit of tarragon in this velvety pea soup, I think, that makes it such a special dish and I have to say that credit for adding tarragon goes to Ellie Krieger—she has some fantastic recipe books, you should really check them out.

You can find many of Ellie's great cookbooks over at She does a really good job of explaining how to make the recipes; all turn out simply delicious! Go check out Ellie Krieger today.

How to Grow Tarragon

Tarragon is a perennial herb that is part of the Asteraceae family. Tarragon grows best in full sun and well-drained soil. Tarragon prefers soil that is high in organic matter.

Tarragon plants should be spaced 12 to 18 inches apart. Tarragon is typically harvested in the summer or early fall.

When is Tarragon Ready to Harvest?

Tarragon is ready to harvest when the leaves are dry and the flavor is at its peak. To harvest, cut the stems of the tarragon plants just above the ground.

What are the Different Types of Tarragon?

There are two different types of tarragon that you can grow: French tarragon and Russian tarragon.

French tarragon has a stronger flavor than Russian tarragon.

Russian tarragon is a more vigorous grower than French tarragon.

How to make Tarragon Vinegar

Tarragon vinegar in a bottleUsed by Permission / Canva registered user

Tarragon vinegar is a type of vinegar that is made with tarragon and white wine vinegar. Tarragon vinegar has a strong flavor and is often used in salad dressings or as a marinade.

Here's a recipe for tarragon vinegar:


  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a glass jar, mix white wine vinegar, tarragon, sugar, and salt.
  2. Seal the jar and store it in a cool, dark place for 2 weeks.
  3. After 2 weeks, strain the vinegar and discard the tarragon. Pour vinegar into a clean glass jar and seal. Store in a cool, dark place.

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