Broccoli, Pea & Za'atar Soup | Melissa Hemsley
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Broccoli, Pea & Za’atar Soup

Soups & Bowl Food

Broccoli, Pea & Za’atar Soup

A bright green soup; use frozen broccoli and peas if you fancy, instead of buying them fresh! Za’atar is a spice blend traditionally made with dried herbs such as marjoram or thyme and gives this simple soup a Middle Eastern flair.


  1. In a large pan, gently fry the onions in the ghee until softened, about 4 minutes, stirring from time to time.
  2. Then add the garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add the broccoli and broth and bring to the boil.
  4. Let simmer for 4 minutes then add the peas and turn the heat off.
  5. Season, add half lemon juice, 1 tbsp za’atar and blend carefully in batches, tasting for seasoning and adjusting with more lemon juice. 
  6. Serve each bowl with za’atar, olive oil and chilli flakes. 


Serves 4

  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbs ghee/butter/coconut oil
  • 200g (frozen) peas
  •  800g broccoli (2 broccoli heads), fresh or frozen
  • 800ml stock/broth
  • Juice of lemon
  • 1 tbs za’atar
  • sea salt & pepper

To Serve

  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
  • Extra za’atar to sprinkle
  • chilli flakes

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