Easy peasy minted pea soup

Pea and mint soup

Category: Soup | Serves: 2 (generously) for supper or lunch

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 small onion, chopped

1 baking potato (about 225g/8oz), peeled and diced

500ml (18fl oz) homemade or reduced-salt vegetable stock (make your own or use a gluten-free brand if you want this dish to be gluten-free)

225g (8oz) frozen peas

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus extra to garnish

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

2 tbsp natural yoghurt, to garnish (optional - omit for a vegan or dairy free soup)

  1. Put the onion, potato and stock in a saucepan. Bring to the boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until potato is tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in peas, mint and black pepper. Cover and bring back to the boil; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Blend in pan until smooth using hand-held stick blender (or transfer to a food processor or blender, blend until smooth, then return to pan). Reheat gently until hot.
  4. Serve in soup bowls, garnished with a swirl of yoghurt (if using) and a sprinkling of chopped mint.

Cook's tip:

This soup is suitable for freezing (once cooled and without the yoghurt garnish) for up to three months. Defrost, then reheat gently until piping hot before serving.

Nutritional information

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