Perfect Pea and Mint Soup

A great summer lunch, pea and mint soup is fresh, healthy and tasty. This is so easy to make and it will keep in the fridge for a few days, you'll definitely want it more than once!

Pea and Mint Soup Video

Ingredients

  • 250g frozen garden peas or petits pois
  • 2 handfuls of fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 500ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

Prep

Prep is super easy, it will take only 5 minutes.

  1. Pick the mint leaves from the stalks and set aside
  2. Dice the onion
  3. Finely chop the garlic
  4. That's it, lets cook!

Cook

  1. Add the olive oil to a saucepan and put on a moderate heat
  2. Put a kettle of water on for the stock
  3. Fry the onions for a few minutes until translucent
  4. Add the garlice, fry for another minute
  5. Add the stock
  6. Stir in the mint leaves, no need to chop them
  7. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes to release the mint flavour
  8. Add the frozen peas and cook for 5 minutes
  9. Leave to cool for a few minutes and add to a blender
  10. Blend to a consistency you are happy with (I like mine a bit thick). If too thick, add a bit more water
  11. Add back to the pan and slowly heat through
  12. Test for seasoning, you'll need to taste first as the stock will add salt, I find a good grind or three of black pepper is enough
  13. Serve with your favourite topping

 Toppings - I like to top with crispy smoked streaky bacon and a drizzle of olive oil, but whole petits pois and a dash of sour cream are another good option.