Easy Peasy Soup
I recently learnt how to make pea soup. I’ve always liked pea soup, but never tried to make it at home. Suddenly the moment presented itself when we had practically nothing left in the cupboards, or fridge but I found some peas in the freezer! It turns out, pea soup is super easy and is a great one to whip up at lunchtime, with very little ingredients needed and it really doesn’t take long to throw together at all.
It’s surprising how tasty this is with so few ingredients, but it has quickly become a lunchtime favourite of ours. It’s healthy and packed full of protein too, so you can feel good about that. It will keep well in the fridge for up to 3 days, if you’re into batch cooking, save yourself some time later in the week.
The first time I made this, I didn’t even add any mint (because we had none) and it was still really tasty! So don’t worry if you are like me, without anything but peas, onion and veg stock. Time to make an easy, peasy soup.
Easy Peasy Soup
A light and flavourful pea and mint soup, easy to throw together for lunch
- 500 g frozen peas
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp vegan butter
- 1 litre veg stock with 1 cube
- 1 red onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 small bunch fresh mint leaves pick the leaves off the stems
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel and slice the onion. Heat the olive oil in a pan then add the butter and the onions along with a pinch of salt. Saute the onions for around 8-10 minutes on a medium heat, turn the heat down if they begin to stick or add a dash of water. Stir occasionally.
Peel and slice the garlic then add it to pan with along with 1 tsp thyme. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes, whilst you boil the kettle to make up the stock. Next, add the peas, mint leaves and 1 litre of veg stock. Add a sprinkling of salt and black pepper and give it a good stir. Bring it to the boil then turn the heat to a medium and cook for 10-15 minutes.
Take off the heat and use a hand blender to whiz to a smooth consistency. Check the seasoning and add more salt or pepper to your taste. Serve with some bread on the side.