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Spring-Fresh Pea and Mint Soup

Updated on November 26, 2014
A bowl of delicious pea and mint soup
A bowl of delicious pea and mint soup

If you are looking for a fresh, tasty soup for a delicious summer lunch, I can certainly recommend this recipe. I enjoy many different types of soup, but pea soup has always been a favorite. Recently I tried a canned pea and mint soup, and liked it a lot. I'm always a little wary of the "added ingredients" in shop bought foods, so I decided to experiment to make my own version of pea and mint soup.

It has only 6 ingredients, so not too complicated. I used frozen petit pois, but you could use larger peas if that's what you have available. The peas, mint, scallions and vegetable stock are all very low calorie, but the mascarpone and olive oil do increase the overall calories to about 360 calories for a large serving. You could lower this by using a low fat plain yoghurt instead of the mascarpone - it'll still taste delicious!

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 1
5 stars from 3 ratings of Spring-Fresh Pea and Mint Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 oz frozen peas
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 tbs mascarpone
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • ½ oz mint, leaves only
  • 300 ml hot vegetable stock

Instructions

  1. Wash and fnely chop the scallions
  2. Set aside a few peas, scallion pieces, whole mint leaves and a half a tablespoon of mascarpone
  3. Warm a pan over a low to medium heat.
  4. Add the olive oil and the chopped scallions and fry gently until softened
  5. Tip the peas into the pan and mix well with the oil and scallions
  6. Add the vegetable stock and increase the heat.
  7. Bring up to the boil and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until the peas are just tender
  8. Remove from the heat
  9. Shred remaining mint leaves
  10. Add the mint to the pan together with the mascarpone
  11. Blitz the ingredients with a hand blender or food processor to desired consistency
  12. Season to taste
  13. Return to the heat and cook until the soup returns to serving temperature.
  14. Ladle the hot soup into a bowl, and garnish with the extra pieces, scallion and mint
  15. Finish by splodging the remaining mascarpone into the center of the bowl
  16. Enjoy!
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      Peter Badham 

      3 years ago from England

      I love this recipe at this time of year. I also use frozen peas (I have Gary Rhodes permission ;) ) and it is also a lovely vibrant color. Homemade soups every time for me please.

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      Martina 

      4 years ago from Croatia, Europe

      It looks and sounds delicious! I love peas and must try this recipe.

      Thanks for sharing it!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      looks wonderful - pinned to my food board :)

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