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Pea, Mint and Lemon Soup

pea, mint, lemon soup

This has got to be one of the quickest soup recipes in my repertoire. You can always trust most kiwis to have a bag of peas in their freezer and a lemon tree in the back garden. It tastes great and you can swap the mint for coriander or parsley for a different flavour.

 

Serves 4, Cook time 15 min

 

RECIPE

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 medium onion, finely diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

750g frozen peas

½ cup mint leaves roughly chopped

1 litre vegetable stock

Juice and zest of 1 lemon

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Pinch of smoked paprika

Warm the oil in a large pot, add the chopped onion and cook on a gentle heat for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add 3/4 of the peas, the chopped mint leaves, and 3 cups of the stock. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
Blend the soup in a food processor or with a hand immersion blended it should be a thick puree. Return it to the pan, season with salt and pepper and add the remaining peas, stock, lemon zest and juice. Cook for a further 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with smoked paprika.
Serve with fresh bread, you can also freeze it into portion sized pottle’s for your lunch.

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