Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

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Cooking time

Ready in 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A smart starter that's easy to make and has a summery, delicate taste

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
263
protein
8g
carbs
11g
fat
21g
saturates
13g
fibre
4g
sugar
0g
salt
1g

Ingredients

  • 300g fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 large bunch basil, leaves only
  • 1 head soft lettuce, core removed and shredded
  • 850ml cold vegetable stock
  • 200ml pot crème fraîche

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Method

Cook the peas in boiling water for 3 mins. Drain and cool with cold running water. Put the peas, basil, lettuce, vegetable stock and 3⁄4 of the crème fraîche together in a blender and process until smooth. Do this in two batches. Season, cover and chill for at least 1 hr before serving. Add a swirl of remaining crème fraîche and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2005

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