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Pea and Mint Soup {serve cold or warm}

This Pea and Mint Soup is a British comfort food classic and maybe the best pea soup recipe out there. Fresh and light with a wonderful sweetness from the peas, this easy soup can be served warm or cold.

Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine British
Keyword British, creamy, easy, jamie oliver, mint, peas, soup, summer, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large shallot peeled and minced
  • 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lb frozen baby peas 500 g, also called petite peas
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in a medium pot. Add shallots and cook over medium-high heat for about one minute.

  2. Add stock and mint leaves. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add frozen peas, bring back to a boil and then simmer for about 4 minutes or until the peas are tender. Season to taste. Let the soup cool a little bit. Remove mint leaves, transfer soup to your blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until very smooth.

  4. If you want to eat this soup cold, set aside in the fridge until ready to eat (it's best eaten very cold). If you prefer it warm, transfer the soup back to the pot and reheat.
Nutrition Facts
Pea and Mint Soup {serve cold or warm}
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 191mg 8%
Potassium 437mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 20.4%
Vitamin C 56.8%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.