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Low-Fat Sweet Pea and Mint Soup

   

Sweet Pea and Mint Soup
My low-fat sweet pea and mint soup, served with toasted baguette

This soup is “low-fat” because it does not contain any cream like most western soup recipes call for. But if you prefer a creamier texture, you can add roughly 60ml of double cream after step 3 to thicken the soup. As I used the home-made vegetable broth (feel free to use store bought ones if you prefer) which I had made in advanced to make this soup, making the soup is a breeze … I just need to boil, blend and serve… an easy ‘peasy’ recipe, literally (can’t resist the pun :| )

I don’t usually love to eat peas, so this is an excellent way to make myself consume lots of peas because I think peas just taste better this way.

Ingredients
(Serves 3-4)

Recipe from 500 Soups by Susananah Blake

600ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp olive oil
2 shallots, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
500g frozen peas
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint, plus extra to garnish
Salt and ground black pepper
Some good quality extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling) – optional

Directions
1. Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the shallots and cook gently for about 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the peas and vegetable stock. Bring to the boil, then remove from the heat.
3. Process the soup in a blender or food processor until smooth.
4. Stir in the mint, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
5. Pour the soup into serving bowls, garnish with mint leaves and extra virgin olive oil if preferred.

Cooking Notes
- You can serve the soup warm, or cold (leave to the soup to cool and then chill for at least 2 hours before serving).
- After step 3, check the consistency of the soup and stir in a splash of vegetable broth if necessary.
- You can also substitute other types of broth such as chicken broth.

Sweet Pea and Mint Soup

                                           

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27 Responses to “Low-Fat Sweet Pea and Mint Soup”

  1. didally — June 2, 2009 @ 12:33 pm

    Goodness of home-cooked soup with home-made broth. The addition of mint to the soup is an interesting idea! :D

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  2. Low fat but yet still looks creamy and very inviting: )

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  3. HoppingHammy — June 2, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

    This looks and sounds so delicious! I wouldn’t have noticed it didn’t have cream because the consistency looks nice, not watery. :up: I really need to try some of your recipes!

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  4. Cate O'Malley — June 3, 2009 @ 10:49 am

    Wouldn’t have thought to combine peas and mint, but the finished result looks gorgeous!

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  5. tigerfish — June 3, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

    Y you need low-fat leh? It looks creamy though. For me, I usually add in some whole milk since I can always find that in my fridge. Double cream, heavy whipping cream-I will not buy them unless for an intended purpose! ;p

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    • wiffy replied: — June 3rd, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

      coz waistline expanding mah … keke :wink:

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  6. Juliana — June 4, 2009 @ 4:04 am

    Wow, nice looking soup and healthy as well. Love the green and refreshing look of it. I am sure that is very tasty with all the ingredients in it, specially mint. Great pictures!

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    • wiffy replied: — June 8th, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

      Thanks for visiting me and your kind words, glad to find your blog :)

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  7. daphne — June 5, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

    very healthy! big nods from me! i’m a big fan of peas too.

    another way of making low fat soup that I love is to blend it! esp pumpkin soup!!

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    • wiffy replied: — June 8th, 2009 @ 9:02 am

      Oh yeah, I would love to make pumpkin, as well as peppers soup next time :)

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  8. Jescel — June 6, 2009 @ 12:00 am

    that is one good healthy bowl of soup. i’d love to have that esp nowadays when we are having so much rain. if i want the soup thicker, i’d puree half of the mixture, and leave the half for texture. then it’ll still be healthy. :up:

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    • wiffy replied: — June 8th, 2009 @ 9:03 am

      That’s a great tip! Thanks :halo:

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  9. food-4tots — June 6, 2009 @ 12:09 am

    A healthy and delicious soup! I love the add-on of fresh mint. ;)

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  10. Lori Lynn — June 6, 2009 @ 12:20 pm

    I too posted a pea soup the other day.
    Yours looks exceptionally good!
    MLLA will post on Sunday, please stop by, and so happy to get to know your blog now.
    Lori Lynn

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    • wiffy replied: — June 8th, 2009 @ 9:04 am

      I love the round up Lori, thanks for hosting the event :)

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