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Recipe: Pea & Mint Soup

September 22, 2013

Pea & Mint Soup //

I know summer is pretty much over now, but this is probably one of my favourite summer soups to eat. It’s so quick and easy to cook and it tastes absolutely amazing too. It’s so perfect to make for one person too, or to add extra ingredients to make a large batch. It’s the perfect meal idea for if you’re low on ingredients too, as we usually tend to have all of the ingredients lying around.

200g frozen peas
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1-2 garlic cloves (depending on taste), roughly chopped
1 vegetable stock cube
a few fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp butter *sub for vegan butter if using to make this recipe vegan friendly
roughly 1ltr hot water (depending on how runny you like your soup)
optional: 1-2 rashers of unsmoked bacon

1. Add the butter to the pan and heat till bubbling then add in the onions. Cook till translucent on a low heat (around 5 minutes). Add in the garlic and fry till slightly cooked through (but don’t let it burn).
2. Add in the peas, mint leaves, stock cube and hot water and turn the heat up high till it starts to boil. Mix through, then turn the heat back down to a low heat. Simmer for around 15 minutes till everything has softened, then blend.
3. Serve with some warmed through bread, and add a little drop of cream to the soup. I always like to add a bit of freshly ground black pepper on top too.

Let me know if you try it. It’s one of my favourite soups to make, and so cheap and easy too for a last minute lunch or dinner option – and its super healthy!

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