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
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.