(Makes 2-3 servings)
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 leeks, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups vegetable broth or water
- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup fresh basil
- black pepper to taste
- pumpkin seeds (garnish)
Assemble the stew: Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add oil followed by leeks and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes until fragrant. Add broth, broccoli, and ½ cup peas. Let the stew simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and place mixture in blender. Add basil leaves. Secure the lid and remove the steam vent. Pulse the stew to desired texture. Add the soup back to the pot and add the second ½ cup of peas. Add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds. Serve warm.