Pea & Mint Soup (Simple Soup Series – Recipe 5)

Hey peeps!

 

Welcome back to recipe 5 of my Simple Soup Series. (Or “Souple” if you caught my typo in one of my previous posts!!!!!!!).

Hope you are enjoying the series so far, and in case you missed them, I’ll link the previous 4 recipes below:

Broccoli & Almond Soup (Simple Soup Series – Recipe 1)

Mushroom & Hazelnut Soup (Simple Soup Series – Recipe 2)

Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Spinach Soup (Simple Soup Series – Recipe 3)

Creamy Kale & Courgette Soup (Simple Soup Series – Recipe 4)

Now this next soup probably has to be the simplest and quickest soup of the series yet. I’m sure some people will be put off by “Mint” bit, but let me assure you – the mint flavour is what totally makes this recipe!! It complements the pea flavour so well and has such great health benefits due to its wide range of phytonutrients and antioxidants.         It promotes healthy digestion and has been used for centuries as a natural remedy to soothe the stomach and relieve digestive issues such as gas, bloating and IBS. It is also widely used as heartburn relief, although sufferers of severe acid reflux or GERD have reported their symptoms have worsened after mint. However, if you are not affected by mint, I recommend giving this recipe a go as it is so very quick and easy, and super delicious!!

If mint really isn’t your thing though, you can always switch this recipe up by using an alternative flavour or even leave out the second flavour altogether and just have it as Pea Soup – below are my favourite two variations of this recipe:

  • Pea & Parsley – simply add a handful of parsley instead of mint leaves
  • Pea & Chilli – Make pea soup without any herbs, then sprinkle on some chilli flakes once blended.

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Pea & Mint Soup

Makes: 1 Bowl of Soup | Prep Time: 2 Minutes | Cook & Blend Time: 6 Minutes

Equipment Needed: Kettle, Saucepan, Blender (High Speed)

Ingredients:

  • 300g Frozen Peas
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • Small Handful of Fresh Mint Leaves
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Method:

  1. Boil Kettle.
  2. Put saucepan onto high heat, add in the peas and the boiling water.
  3. Cook on high heat for about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain the peas but keep half of the cooking liquid.
  5. Add the peas, a handful of mint leaves and half the half of the cooking water you saved to a blender.
  6. Blend for about 1 minute until smooth.
  7. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Easy. Simple. Delicious!! Enjoy 🙂

Feel free to comment below whether or not you like the recipe, what you did to make it your own etc. I would love to hear your variations! You can also tag me on Instagram @freefromthecherrytree

 

“Don’t let fear of failure keep you from trying something new”

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