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!