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Pea & mint chilled soup

It’s one of the great British flavour combinations – but served cold, like a Spanish gazpacho.

It’s one of the great British flavour combinations – but served cold, like a Spanish gazpacho.

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Cooking Time

Cook: 4 Hours 15 Mins

Cooking Time

Serves: 6

Cooking Time

Price: 31p per serving

Nutritional Information

Each 201g serving contains

Energy
699kj
167kcal
8%
Fat
10.7g
Med
15%
Saturates
5.8g
Med
29%
Sugars
3g
Low
3%
Salt
0.4g
Low
7%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g:
348kj/83kcal

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

2 shallots, finely chopped

1 stick celery, sliced

1 clove garlic, crushed

500g frozen peas

3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped, plus a few small, whole leaves, to garnish

450ml vegetable stock

5 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche

Method

1
Heat the oil in a pan and cook the shallots and celery for 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a further minute.
2
Add the peas, chopped mint and stock. Simmer for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly, then stir in the crème fraîche. Season, then blitz with a handheld blender until smooth. Leave to cool, then chill for at least 4 hours.
3
Serve cold in teacups, with an ice cube (optional) plus whole mint leaves to garnish.