Effectively you’re making an incredibly flavoursome and nutritious pea and mint soup but what I love about this soup is that you simply have to consider one colour! What 3 GREEN vegetables can you combine with mint to make a deliciously healthy soup quickly and easily! In the first instance, peas pair with mint beautifully and as many of you are likely to have some in the freezer, this could be a good starting point (but not essential!). And then it’s over to you! Whether it’s spinach, kale, broccoli, green beans, cabbage, or courgette; indeed the deeper the green colour the better, it all works well.
If you’re using broccoli, do not discard the stalks!
To make this “Three Greens” Pea and Mint soup, I’ve combined….
- 1 “mug” frozen peas
- 2 medium courgettes, sliced
- 1 large head broccoli, including the stalk
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 500ml vegetable stock (optional, otherwise water)
- 1 handful fresh mint (be generous)
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- Knob of butter
- Single cream or Greek yoghurt, cream cheese, creme fraiche, sour cream
- Pumpkin Seeds
If you’re using broccoli, start by blending the stalk in a food processor (or grate by hand). Set aside.
In a large saucepan, add a little butter and gently sauté the onions and garlic for 10 mins, taking care not to allow them to change colour.
Add the broccoli stalks and allow them to cook with the onions for 2-4mins before adding the remaining vegetables.
Then add the stock/water, salt & pepper and bring to a boil
Reduce the heat and cover. Let it simmer gently for around 5 mins for the flavours to infuse.
Allow it to cool a little, then add the fresh mint and blend the soup until smooth and creamy. If soup is too thick, add a little boiled water until desired consistency.
When serving, garnish with a drizzle of cream and a sprinkle of pumpkin seeds.
- You can make this soup using frozen vegetables. If using, add the vegetable to the warmed stock from frozen and simmer until the vegetables are soft and tender.
TIME SAVER: If you own a Thermomix, you can chop, sauté, cook and blend all in one bowl!
This vibrantly coloured soup is rich in nutrients and we know that including plenty of vitamins and minerals in our food choices is vital for good health, so that we can support a strong immune system to protect us from illness and disease. But how does your diet actually impact your health? CLICK HERE for more