Pea Soup with Dehydrated Peas

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!

Velvety Smooth Pea soup made from dehydrated peas

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!

TOP 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.

dehydrated pea soup in a bowl

Ingredients for Velvety-Smooth Pea Soup with Dehydrated Peas (and Onion)

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.

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Want to Use Fresh Ingredients?

If you want to use fresh ingredients that you may have on hand, do this:

Pea soup after blending
Pea soup in bowl

Exchange the dry ingredients in the recipe, above, for these fresh ingredients listed below!

  • 1/8 large onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups fresh (or frozen) peas

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The recipes also include the food ingredient amounts to use when you have fresh food on hand!

Tarragon Makes the Difference!

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 and it 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.

When is Tarragon Ready to Harvest?

Tarragon is typically harvested in the summer or early fall and 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

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

Here's an easy 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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