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Easy Sweet Pea and Mint Soup | Letty's Kitchen
Peasy Easy Minty Pea Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Make with fresh or frozen peas--but use at least one quarter frozen peas for the bright green color. Serve this easy soup hot or chilled. Makes about 4 ½ cups, serves 4 to 6.

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Letty Flatt | Letty's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion , finely chopped (heaping ½ cup)
  • 1 pound fresh or frozen green peas plus 6 ounces frozen green peas
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Goat cheese , sour cream or crème fraîche, as needed
  • Fresh shelled peas , or sliced snow peas
  • Mint and basil leaves , for garnish
  • Optional: pea shoots or tendrils
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium flame. Sauté the onions until translucent, about 5 minutes. Do not let the onions brown.
  2. Add the first pound of peas, the water, the first ¼ cup of mint, the basil, and the salt. Bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer 10 minutes. (If you are using only frozen peas, simmer 20 minutes.) 

  3. Stir in the frozen peas and the remaining fresh herbs. Cook just until the second batch of peas are tender and hot.

  4. Puree the soup using an immersion blender, or in batches in a regular blender.
  5. Serve cold, or hot, with dollops of goat cheese or swirls of sour cream and fresh peas or snow peas. Decorate with fresh mint and basil leaves.
Recipe Notes