Fresh Pea Soup with Mint (Recipe)

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint (Recipe)


This soup is very easy and quick, but also delicious. It is perfect fare for cool spring days like we are having now. I make it with frozen peas; I get a huge 5 lb bag of them at Costco. And creme fraiche is a marvelous ingredient, pictured below in case you are not familiar with it. I made a double recipe of this recently for my local interfaith Clergy Association and they all loved it. Everyone had seconds.

Recipe for Fresh Pea Soup with Mint

2 tablespoons of butter
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 leeks, chopped
4 cups stock (vegetable or chicken)
5 cups frozen peas (or 2 10oz packages)
2/3 cup (packed tightly) fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup creme fraiche

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and add the leeks and onion, cooking ten minutes on medium heat until soft. Add the stock and raise the heat bringing it to a boil. Add the frozen peas and cook only 3 minutes.

Off the heat, add the mint, salt, and pepper. Puree the soup in a blender in batches until smooth, pouring in a large bowl until complete. Whisk in the creme fraiche.

Serve hot. Yum!

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  1. Jeriann 10 months ago

    Made this DELICIOUS soup this evening and thought of you, Polly. David liked it, too, and he doesn’t even like green peas! Thank you!

  2. Cheryl 10 months ago

    I will make this soup right away. It is one of my favorites. Thank you for the recipe!

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