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Garden pea and pesto soup

Add a twist to classic pea soup with fragrant green pesto

Add a twist to classic pea soup with fragrant green pesto

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Cooking Time

Cook: 55 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 6

Cooking Time

Price: 22p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 260g serving contains

Energy
806kj
192kcal
10%
Fat
6.0g
Low
9%
Saturates
1.3g
Low
7%
Sugars
5.7g
Low
6%
Salt
0.39g
Low
7%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
310kj/74kcal

Ingredients

1 onion, finely chopped

1tbsp rapeseed oil

1 large potato, peeled and cubed

800ml stock made with 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube

2 thick slices bread, cut into 1.5cm cubes

600g frozen Smart Price Peas

4tbsp Asda Reduced Fat Green Pesto

200ml semi-skimmed milk

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5.
2
Cook the onion in half the oil in a large pan on low for 8-10 mins until soft. Add the potato and stock. Bring to a boil then simmer, covered, for 20 mins.
3
Meanwhile, toss the bread in the rest of the oil. Season with black pepper and spread on a baking tray. Bake for 10-15 mins, until crunchy and toasted.
4
Add the peas to the potato and onion mixture. Bring back to the boil and simmer, covered, for 5 mins.
5
Stir in the pesto then cool for 15 mins. Blend to a purée and season with pepper.
6
Add the milk to the pea purée and heat through. Serve the soup topped with the croutons and more black pepper.