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Comoros- Soupe faux pois (Sweet Pea Soup)

Course Soup
Cuisine Comoros
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion minced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound frozen peas thawed
  • 1/2 pound tomatoes chopped
  • 3 teaspoons ginger finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 can light coconut milk 3 tablespoons reserved for garnish
  • 4 cups water
  • thinly sliced lime for serving


  • Remove peas from the freezer to thaw while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Meanwhile, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil in a large pot and add the onion and garlic. Gently cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until onions have softened.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients (except the coconut milk) and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes. Note you can adjust the amount of cayenne to your heat tolerance.
  • Using an immersion blender (or a regular blender), blend soup until smooth.
  • Add the coconut milk, bring to a simmer just to warm coconut milk. Do not allow it to boil.
  • Serve by drizzling reserved coconut milk over the top and adding a lime wheel.