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No-cook Pea and Mint Soup

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Categories: Entertaining, Low-fat, Quick to fix, Vegetarian
Type: Soups and Stews

Mint give this pea soup a deliciously fresh flavor.

Prep Time: 10M

Serves: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (10oz/250g) frozen peas
  • 2 cups (450ml) hot vegetable stock
  • handful of fresh mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • leaves from a few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1-2 tbsp crème fraîche (optional)
  • pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
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Directions:

  1. Cover the peas with hot water and let stand for 5 minutes. Drain.
  2. Working in batches if needed, process the peas, stock, mint, and thyme in a blender until smooth. Add more stock if the soup is too thick. Season well with salt and pepper, and process again.
  3. To serve, stir in the crème fraîche, and top with a pinch of nutmeg. Serve hot or cold, with crusty bread.
Tips:
  • Use frozen fava beans or lima beans instead of the peas, or use a combination of peas and beans.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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