Pea and mint soup. Quick, easy and cheap to make as it’s made from frozen peas. This is a deliciously creamy gluten free and vegan frozen pea soup recipe!
This pea and mint soup is exactly what you need when you’re looking for something healthy. But delicious at the same time!
A quick, simple and classic British dish is what you’ve got here!
Like my yellow split pea and ham soup, I think you’ll soon be adding this easy pea and mint soup to your list of quick healthy recipes.
It’s just so fresh and light. A great soup to make loads of and can be easily frozen too!
I included this recipe in a talk I made at work recently.
It was a talk about healthy eating and how eating healthily isn’t expensive.
Pea soup used to be a sign of poverty. Now it’s celebrated throughout the country!
It’s the fresh mint that makes a real difference to this minted pea soup.
It takes it up a notch from just being a frozen pea and mint soup to being a soup with a clean fresh and vibrant taste!
And how many calories are there in this pea and mint soup? Only 148 per serving!
Why This Pea And Mint Soup Is Good For You
You may not think this soup recipe is a particularly inspiring or interesting recipe.
But did you know that peas have twice the protein of most vegetables?
And peas only have 81 calories per 100g serving!
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 you see mint isn’t just something to flavour this pea soup with!
Tips For How To Make Pea and Mint Soup
- I use low calorie cooking spray to soften the onions but one tablespoon of olive oil can be substituted if you don’t have spray oil.
- You can use any onions you have to hand or to use up. Spring onions, red onions or shallots will all give this soup a different unique flavour.
- My pea soup is based on using frozen peas. But if you have fresh garden peas they would be wonderful in this recipe!
- Do use fresh mint not dried mint. Otherwise you will not get the delicious fresh minty taste.
- I puree my soup in order to get that fresh creamy texture. But you can eat it without pureeing it as long as you don’t mind a few soft peas in each mouthful you take.
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So, what else has been happening?
Well, Lynne made it up her first Munro, Ben Lomond, on Saturday.
We had absolutely perfect hill walking 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.
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.
Take care and I’ll speak to you on our return!
Watch the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious pea and mint soup. It shows you how easy it really is!
Pea and Mint Soup Recipe
You can easily adapt this soup recipe by adding little bits of any leftover gammon, making it a pea and ham soup!
I recommend a couple of slices of wholemeal bread to go with your pea and mint soup.
You can make sure you mop up every last drop of deliciousness from your bowl!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Pea and Mint Soup
- Low calorie cooking spray
- 1 large onion , diced
- 650 g frozen peas
- 20 g mint leaves , stalks removed
- 1 L 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.