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Pea and mint soup

Pea and mint soup

This classic soup recipe was put together by Chefs @ School to get pupils thinking about food and how to save it from the bin. Would you try it with your wee ones?
By Chefs @ School
Serves 4
Prep/Cook time: 30-45 minutes
a creamy pastel green bowl of pea and mint soup topped with fresh mint

Ingredients

750ml boiling water
1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube
2 x 15ml spoons fresh mint
2 x 15ml spoons rapeseed oil
1 small onion (chopped)
Use up what you have. Spring onions, leeks or shallots work well too.
1 stick celery (chopped)
500g frozen peas
Ground black pepper
Crème fraiche or natural yoghurt (optional)

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Recipe

  1. Measure 750ml of boiling water into a measuring jug. Crumble in the stock cube and stir with a wooden spoon until dissolved.

  2. Wash the fresh mint and put into a cup, chop the mint with scissors in the cup and put to one side for later.

  3. Heat the rapeseed oil in the pan over a gentle heat and add the onion and celery. Cook with the lid on stirring occasionally to stop the ingredients sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  4. Put the peas in the saucepan, stir to mix in with the onions and celery and add the stock.

  5. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Take off the heat and add the mint.

  7. Once the soup has cooled a little, blend with a blender until smooth.

  8. Add black pepper and crème fraiche/yoghurt to taste if using.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer 3 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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