A bowl of green soup topped with pea shoots and served with small toasts

Pea and mint soup

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Frozen peas are your secret weapon here – always keep a stash in the freezer and you'll be able to whip up this fresh, summery soup in just 30 minutes

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Serve this pea and mint soup with homemade ricotta and lemon crostini, then check out our green gazpacho, courgette and mint soup, tomato soup and more easy soup recipes.

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Ingredients

  • extra-virgin olive oil 2 tbsp, plus a drizzle
  • spring onions 6, chopped
  • garlic 2 cloves, 1 sliced and 1 halved
  • vegetable stock 750ml
  • frozen peas 700g
  • mint a small bunch, leaves picked and shredded
  • single cream 100ml, plus a drizzle
  • ciabatta 4-8 slices
  • ricotta 150g
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced
  • pea shoots a handful

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a stock pot over a medium-high heat and fry the spring onions and sliced garlic for a few minutes until fragrant. Add in the stock and peas, and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the peas are bright green and tender. Add most of the mint, and whizz with a stick blender until smooth. Pour in the cream and blend again until creamy. Strain if you want a really smooth soup, and add a splash more stock if you prefer a thinner soup. Reheat to serve.

  • Step 2

    Toast the ciabatta, then rub with the halved garlic clove. Whip the ricotta in a bowl with the lemon zest, a squeeze of juice and some seasoning. Spoon over the crostini. Divide the soup between bowls, drizzle with a little more cream and olive oil, and scatter with pea shoots. Serve with the crostini.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 457
  • Fat 18.1g
  • Saturates 6.9g
  • Carbs 46.8g
  • Sugars 14.1g
  • Fibre 12.5g
  • Protein 20.5g
  • Salt 1g
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