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Single Serving Petite Pea Soup

Camilla V. Saulsbury is one of my favorite cookbook authors, and 250 Best Meals in a Mug: Delicious Homemade Microwave Meals in Minutes is a fun book to wander through.


All one needs is a microwave and a large microwave safe mug – and an appetite. This is the cookbook for solo eaters, dorm livers, travelers living in hotel rooms and anyone craving a quick meal – that is real food! Camilla lays it out in an easy to follow method.


My choice was this incredibly pretty green soup. Green peas are a great source of protein and somehow, this summer, I have been awarded basil plants that are healthy by the gardening gods. If you love basil, you will want to have this soup every day. It was tasty cold even! The recipe does need a blender, so you can smooth soup.

Single Serving Petite Pea Soup


  • ¾ cup frozen petite peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup vegetable broth (or chicken if non-vegan)
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Ground black pepper


In a blender, combine peas, basil and broth, puree until smooth.

Transfer puree to mug. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes (checking at 1) or until heated through. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with pepper.

Serves 1.

PS: A bowl also works well for heating the soup in. It is also delicious served over a bed of rice, as a sauce.

FTC Disclosure: We received a review copy of the book.

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