Fresh Pea Soup with Mint (Recipe)

Fresh Pea Soup with Mint (Recipe)

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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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2 Comments

  1. Jeriann 5 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 4 months ago

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

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