Crema de Arvejas (Pea Soup)

by Erica Dinho on March 15, 2012

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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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Renee March 15, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Erika , I love soups as well and I appreciate all your wonderful recipes!
Muchisimas gracias!


2 Belinda @zomppa March 15, 2012 at 1:47 PM

I don’t usually think of peas as something I’d crave, but you just may have changed my mind.


3 Joanne March 16, 2012 at 9:08 AM

I’m always looking for new veggie soup recipes and this one is so decadently green! Love it!


4 Lyndsey March 18, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Yum! I love fresh pea soup. Perfect for spring!


5 norma March 23, 2012 at 10:13 AM

I love pea soup and I mostly like it cold in the summer…..


6 Chris March 24, 2012 at 9:41 PM

That sounds REALLY good, Erica. So colorful and tasty too.


7 Erica April 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Thank you everyone!


8 Jennette Pulecio August 8, 2012 at 4:08 PM

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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