Pea & Mint Soup

This lovely bright green soup makes good use of frozen peas. Serve as it is or with a cheeky sprinkling of crispy bacon!


Serves 4 Approx 20p per person (without bacon)


Prep time 10 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes



20g butter

1 small onion, finely chopped

750ml vegetable stock

500g frozen peas

2tsp dried mint

salt & pepper

2 tbsp ½ fat crème fraiche

2 rashers bacon


Cook the bacon, if using, until crispy either grill, fry or oven cook. Set aside.





Melt the butter in a large saucepan & cook the onion until soft but not brown.

Add the garlic & mint & cook for another minute.





Pour in the stock, put the lid on the pan & allow to cook for about 10 minutes.

Add the peas, cover again & cook for a further 10 minutes.





Remove from the heat & either blend in the pan with a stick blender or transfer to a jug blender. Blitz until smooth.






Return to the heat, stir in the crème fraiche & some seasoning.






Serve as it is or crumble over the cooked bacon.




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