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Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

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(1 ratings)

Ready in 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A smart starter that's easy to make and has a summery, delicate taste

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition per serving

  • kcalories263
  • fat21g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein8g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 300g fresh or frozen peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 large bunch basil, leaves only

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • 1 head soft lettuce, core removed and shredded

    Lettuce

    lett-iss

    Lettuce are available in a vast number of varieties, and are either crisp or floppy, growing…

  • 850ml cold vegetable stock
  • 200ml pot crème fraîche

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Method

  1. 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.

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Comments (1)

bbcloesel's picture
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It feels cruel to start as the first one rating this recipe and giving it a single star. Not sure it was cooked in the right way (I'm told it was but didn't do it myself).
It was bland. It was watery - this despite my wife telling me she added less water as in the instructions and more stock as in the instruction.
The family did eat it, but it was clearly underwhelming.
I went to these pages to see comments from others but no rating and the tips section seems to indicate that at least one other user had issue with the lack of taste.

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Tips (1)

helensing's picture

I found this dish bland. It needs a good hit of salt and pepper and I then added spring onions and fresh chilli and reblended.

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