This pea and mint soup is delicious, creamy and exceptionally easy to make. It’s made from frozen peas therefore it’s low cost and great to make in bulk to freeze for future quick healthy meals. The fresh mint here also adds such as clean taste to this excellent, simple lunch time staple.
This pea and mint soup is another recipe I’ve based on the “low cost” healthy recipe theme I was asked to talk about at one of our healthy eating talks at my work recently.
To see other such “low cost” healthy recipes, if you use the search box (top right) to search for “low cost” you will find plenty of options springing up there.
You may not think this pea and mint soup recipe is a particularly inspiring or interesting recipe, but did you know that peas have twice the protein of most vegetables? They are also full of nutrients, their insoluble fibre aids digestion and is another step to helping to lower cholesterol.
Mint is good for the skin, is a great source of manganese, copper and vitamin C and is also attributed to helping to decrease the risk of colon cancer. So it’s not just something to flavour the pea and mint soup with!
- Low calorie cooking spray
- 1 large onion, diced
- 650g frozen peas
- 20g mint leaves, stalks removed
- 1 litre vegetable stock
- Salt and freshly ground pepper for seasoning
- Spray the bottom of a saucepan with the low calorie spray 5 times. Turn the heat on high underneath, then when the spray begins to bubble turn the heat down to medium.
- Add the onion to the pan and sauté for about 5 minutes until soft. Stirring constantly and adding drops of hot water if the onions begin to stick to the pan.
- Add the frozen peas, mint leaves and vegetable stock.
- Bring the soup to the boil and then turn down the heat to allow the soup to simmer for approximately 20 minutes until the peas are fully cooked.
- Blitz the soup in a blender / food processor until pureed.
- Return to the pan and then season to taste.
You could easily adapt this pea and mint soup too, by adding little bits of any leftover gammon, making it a pea and ham soup!
So, what else has been happening? Well, Lynne made it up her first Munro, Ben Lomond, on Saturday. We had absolutely perfect hillwalking weather conditions and it was just a perfect day. She might not tell you the same though as she spent all of Sunday barely able to walk!
I took lots of photographs on Saturday but I’m still finishing off editing the ones from our recent trip to Las Vegas. Plus we’ve got a week away on holiday next week in Wales so it’s likely the best of these photos will be posted after that. And there’s the garden fence needing painted before the winter frost comes on…etc. etc. lol 😛
You know, there’s a plethora of information out there about food and nutrition. I read many sites and some of the information out there, it’s unbelievable what some people write (and believe)! Miracle diets, miracle cures, so many false claims. The bottom line is that only a good nutritious diet accompanied with a reasonable exercise / activity routine works in the long term and as a sustainable way to promote and facilitate a healthy lifestyle. ❗
I’m currently working on a further addition to my healthy living section regarding diets and the myths and facts surrounding them. Hopefully that can help to dispel some of the myths that are out there.
Until next time (Thursday) Thanks again for reading and following me!
Let me know what you think if you when you make this pea and mint soup. 😀
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