Crema de Arvejas (Pea Soup)

Crema de Arvejas

Here’s a fresh and easy pea soup recipe for spring. Now this is what I call a delicious soup! It’s exactly what I like to have when I am craving a good hot soup and is the perfect dish to have on a rainy day. This Crema de Arvejas is a popular soup in the department of Cundinamarca in Colombia.

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that I love fresh, homemade soups, the soups I grew up with in Colombia. Considering that soups are so simple to make from scratch, I can’t find a good reason to buy canned soups.

Buen provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or beef broth
  • 4 cups frozen or fresh peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Melt the butter in a medium pot, add the onions and scallions, and cook over medium-low heat for 7 minutes, until the onion is soft.
  2. Add the broth, increase the heat to high, and bring to a boil. Add the peas, cumin and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and pepper and add the cilantro. Place the soup in a blender and puree.
  4. Return the soup to the pot, add the cream and serve.
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  1. says

    Just made this today! I loved it! In a pinch i used Knorr Caldo con Sabor de Pollo, becasue i didnt have any chicken broth. I used 4 tablespoons, so i didnt need to add any additional salt. just pepper, in the furute i will use less and see how it goes! Over all Delish! Thank you for sharing!

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