Pea and mint soup

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Summer is here and this light, fresh soup is delicious served either hot or cold.

 

Serves 2

Ingredients: 

1 onion, finely chopped

2 shallots, finely chopped

4 garlic cloves, finely sliced

1 tbsp olive oil

350g frozen petit pois

550ml vegetable stock

A handful of mint leaves

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Method

  • Melt the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, shallots and garlic and sauté for about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the frozen peas and fry for a couple of minutes. Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes until the peas are tender.
  • Remove the leaves from the mint stalks and add the leaves to the pan along with some salt and pepper.
  • Blend the soup in a liquidizer and whiz until smooth.
  • Serve hot or cold, and garnish with a swirl of yoghurt.

* If serving cold, chill the bowls in the fridge before serving

** Freezes well, so this can be made ahead of time, or doubled up for future use