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Pear and Sunflower Seed Soup

Pear and Sunflower Seed Soup


  • 2 pounds Bartlett pears, quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom seeds or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and insides scraped, or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground Saigon cinnamon or conventional cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 tablespoon ground hempseed
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 quarts water


  1. In a medium pot over high heat, combine the pears, cardamom, vanilla, cinnamon, sunflower seeds, hempseed, lemon juice, and water, cover, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the pears are very soft.
  3. Using an immersion blender or countertop blender, puree the soup until very smooth.


  • Recipe excerpted from Soup Cleanse Cookbook provided by Nicole Centeno, founder of Splendid Spoon


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