Sunday, 2 May 2010

Pea and Mint Soup

Today for lunch we had a fresh and healthy Pea and Mint Soup. Perfect for Spring...even if the weather was decidedly Wintery. For 4 portions you'll need:

1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 large potato, peeled and diced
300g frozen peas
850ml vegetable stock
3 tbsp chopped mint
2 tbsp creme fraiche

Heat approx 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan. Gently sweat the onion and garlic on a low heat for 5 minutes. Add the potato, stir and cook for a couple more minutes.
Pour in the vegetable stock, bring to the boil, leave to simmer for 15 minutes until the potatoes are soft. Add the peas and cook for another 5 minutes - no longer or you'll lose the fresh pea taste.
Stir in the mint, season to taste and leave to cool slightly. You can pour into a blender and whizz, or to make life easier, I use a hand held blender and do it in the pan.
To serve, re-heat, ladle into bowls, then stir through the creme fraiche. Delicious.

Toby certainly enjoyed his!


  1. Love it!! Toby is the best! And Miss P's food of course!

  2. Aww thanks Cat!xx

  3. grumpyparkhouse4 May 2010 at 11:38

    Perhaps we could get Adam to finally eat peas with this lovely recipe.



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