How beautiful does this pea soup recipe look..
Just what you want for an early summer’s evening… this beautiful pea soup. It’s so quick and easy! Add an optional bit of fancy-ness with easy Parmesan dips (or plant-based equivalent) – delicious
Per portion, this soup is a great source of fibre (~10g), protein (~15g) as well as providing your daily recommended vitamin C! Vitamin C is an antioxidant micronutrient and has lots of important roles and health promoting properties – including reducing risk and severity of illness. In fact, peas are a good source of lots of different nutrients, so a dish like this is perfect for packing in those peas!
There are dozens of varieties of pea and I absolutely love them all – I could just eat bowls full of mushy peas / pease pudding) … yummy!
Ingredients (makes ~4-6 servings):
•Tbsp olive oil
•1 potato (chopped)
•small bunch spring onion (chopped)
•900ml veg stock
•small handful mint leaves
•85g grated parmesan (or vegan equivalent)
•Fry spring onion & potato in butter and oil for ~5 mins. Stir in stock and simmer for ~10 mins.
•Stir in peas and cook for 3 mins. Remove from heat, add mint leaves and whizz with a blender / food processor.
•For parmesan dips, line grated parmesan into 6 strips on baking parchment and grill for ~1-2 mins
Dr Meghan Brown x