Pea & Mint Soup


Tonight I cooked up a really tasty pea soup. I made it up as I went along – fortunately it turned out really tasty! Here’s my recipe (this made enough for about 2 large bowls):

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed/chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 small potato, quite finely chopped
  • 250 – 300g frozen peas (I used 275g)
  • fresh mint, torn; I used one really really good sized handful. Don’t be stingy, it can take a lot!
  • A good squeeze of lemon juice
  • 500ml vegetable stock
  • Some oil for cooking
  1. Heat the oil in a pan at a medium temperature. Add the garlic and onion, and cook until the onion starts to soften. Add the potato and cook a little longer, just to start it off.
  2. Add the stock, cover, and simmer until the potato’s fairly soft (10 minutesish?)
  3. Add the peas and the mint, stir, cover again, and cook until the peas are just soft.
  4. Scoop out a small amount of the peas with a slotted spoon / spatula (you can stick them back in at the end when you serve it).
  5. Blend until smooth. You may need to add a little extra water to get it to a consistency you like.
  6. Season, and add a good squeeze of lemon juice – adjust to taste.
  7. Spoon into bowls, and garnish with the peas you took out earlier (it’s best to lower them in on a spoon, or else they just seem to sink) and a little more chopped mint.