Friday 30 June 2017

LUNCH INSPIRATION: Pea and Mint Soup Recipe

Lunch can be one of my favourite meals of the day, but getting stuck in a sandwich rut can be so boring. While I was at work I would have the same sandwich every single day, not exactly an exciting varied diet. So when I headed off on maternity leave I made it my mission to make lunch time more interesting, not just for me but for Isabella too. I know we're in summer, but I'm more of a soup than salad fan so have been making a whole bunch of different soups. Pea and Mint is not only a classic, but also perfect for summer because it is refreshing and light. My version is nothing ground breaking, just a quick flavourful recipe that can be made in a big batch to freeze or enjoyed straight away. I made a big batch to pop in the freezer prior to giving birth, so I knew that Isabella and I had a healthy homemade lunch option for when little one arrived.

What you'll need:
2-3 cups of Frozen Peas
1 Onion, diced
1 Clove of Garlic, finely chopped
2 Potatoes, finely diced
Vegetable Stock - I crumble in a stock cube and then add enough boiling water to cover the vegetables
Fresh Mint (to taste), finely chopped
Black Pepper
Thick Double Cream, optional
Frylight or 1 tbsp. Olive Oil

What to do:
1) Spray the Frylight or pour olive oil into saucepan over a medium heat. Add the chopped onions and potatoes and cover.
2) Fry for 10-15 minutes, stirring every now and again. Add almost all of the mint, frozen peas, garlic, black pepper and crumble in the stock cube. Stir and cook for a further 5 minutes.
3) Pour over enough boiling water to just cover the vegetables and simmer until the potatoes and peas are cooked through.
4) To make your soup smooth you could either use a hand blender or pour it into a blender. I used a blender because then I could add water while blending to create the desired consistency.
5) Once blended you can serve straight away or add back to the pan to heat through. To serve add a dollop of thick double cream/crème fraiche and the rest of the fresh mint.
What's your favourite homemade soup?

Feel free to leave a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x


  1. This looks really delicious, I have to say its a flavour i would never choose or eat but it looks so lovely here that I could be tempted to try it.

  2. YUM! This is my favourite soup! I'm the only one who likes it in our house so I rarely make it but I'm going to try this for sure!

  3. This soup sounds and looks very tasty. My partner would love it.

  4. I'm not a big fan of peas but I think this sounds delicious.

  5. This looks delicious and perfect with a great big slab of french bread

  6. oh this looks delicious! x

  7. Glad you put garlic in it! Yummy, we like cold soups in the summer but would make the exception for a hot bowl of this!

  8. I love soup but am not keen on peas so I've pinned this to try later and see if you can convert me!

  9. I love how the ingredients list is kept to a minimum! Absolutely hate it when the list is too long and away too many ingredients! I JUST WANT SOUP LOL!
    Love pea and mint soup though!

  10. Ooh this looks delicious, I had pea, spinach and broccoli soup the other day which I had never tried before. So good!

  11. Oh that looks pretty nice, I am always looking for new soup ideas

  12. Surprisingly, we had pea, mint, and coriander soup for lunch today. This combo is always a winner.

  13. This looks lovely. My favourite soup is chicken and pearl barley but we tend to make pea and ham soup more often than not

  14. This looks amazing. Our favourite is butternut squash soup, but I'm sure we will try this.

  15. Sounds delicious! I'm pinning this so I remember to have a go at making it! xx


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