Green Pea and Mint Soup

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This refreshing cold soup is a celebration of spring vegetables with a generous amount of green peas and fresh mint. It is very simple to make, and it looks beautiful when served.

1
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 1 pound frozen or fresh green peas

  • 2 ½ cups vegetable broth or stock

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

  • 2 ½ cups milk

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch white sugar (Optional)

  • ½ cup light whipping cream

  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over low heat. Add the 4 chopped green onions, and cook until softened, but not brown. Stir in the peas, vegetable stock, and 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint. Increase heat to medium, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat back to low, cover, and let simmer for about 30 minutes. If you are using frozen peas, 15 minutes is enough.

  2. Using a large slotted spoon, remove about 3 tablespoons of the peas, and set aside for garnish. Pour the soup into a blender or food processor along with the milk, and puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Throw in a pinch of sugar if desired. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until chilled.

  3. Pour the soup into 4 serving bowls. Swirl 1 tablespoon of light cream into each one, then garnish with reserved peas and sprigs of mint.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

291 Calories
15g Fat
27g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 291
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 20%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 707mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 25mg 127%
Calcium 235mg 18%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 448mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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