Soup with green peas and meatballs

We are used to seeing pea soup thick from ripe fruits, like in kindergarten, slightly boiled or even in the form of mashed potatoes, as a hearty dinner that can replace the second. But there are many other options and methods that are not inferior to the classic taste. As an alternative, we offer a recipe for pea soup made from young and green fruits, which we affectionately call peas.

As you may have noticed, turmeric is present in the recipe. - What does it give us and why do we need it in soup with meatballs and peas? And is it possible without it at all? - Yes, you certainly may! Just keep in mind that turmeric soup acquires a brighter and richer taste, the dish becomes healthy and dietary. Turmeric is an irreplaceable spice that enhances the properties of vegetables and makes them more aromatic.

How to make a delicious soup with green peas and meatballs

Chop the meat and onions through a meat grinder, mix with salt, black pepper and herbs.

Form the minced meat into round and small meatballs.

Cut the onion into small cubes, fry in a little oil, add the turmeric and stir.

As soon as the onion starts to juice, add the frozen green peas to it.

Pour in just over a liter of hot broth and bring to a boil.

Next, in boiling pea soup, lower the meatballs, reduce the heat and continue cooking with slow simmering - 10 minutes.

At the end of cooking, add finely chopped parsley, salt a little, stir and turn off the heat.

Serve ready-made pea soup with meatballs hot, pouring into portioned plates, sprinkle with chopped fresh green onions.

Recipe tip:

- It is not recommended to defrost frozen green peas before cooking. For frying, it is better to immediately lower it into boiling water, and for soup - directly into the broth, it will be much tastier and more vitamins are stored in the peas.

- The standard cooking time from the moment the water boils is 5-8 minutes, depending on the size of the beans and their quality.

- It is better to cook minced meat for meatballs at home using two types of meat. The best meat for meatballs is lamb or beef.

- For the viscosity of the minced meat, so that the product does not disintegrate in the soup, you can add one egg, and also cook meatballs with rice.