Minty pea & potato soup

Minty pea & potato soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

This vibrant soup is fresh-tasting and substantial enough to have for dinner

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy-free
  • Nut-free
  • Egg-free
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
249
protein
11g
carbs
48g
fat
3g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
0.36g

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 800g potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 350g frozen peas
  • handful mint, chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, then fry the onion for 5 mins until softened. Add the potatoes and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10-15 mins until tender, adding the peas 2 mins before the end of the cooking time.
  2. Use a slotted spoon to remove a quarter of the vegetables from the pan and set aside. Blend the remaining vegetables and stock in a food processor or using a hand blender until smooth, then stir through the reserved veg, chopped mint and some seasoning. Serve with bread on the side.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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lucik's picture

Delicious! Used (quite alot of) dried mint, added lemon juice, a dash of balsamic vinegar and leeks. Recommended!

aliceeats's picture
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Really tasty, easy to make and cheap ingredients. I'd add more mint in next time.

cdowling's picture

Worked out brilliant and has now become one of my staple soup recipes. I have also made it without the mint for a simple pea and potato soup and it was still fantastic!!

jowendel's picture
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One of my favourite soups (have had this recipe for a few years now)! It's super easy to make and tastes lovely. Makes for a great leftover lunch as well! Try making it with or without peeling the potatoes for different taste/texture (and time spent in the kitchen...). I'd recommend adding a bit more mint to really get a minty kick. Only problem is I once spilled this soup all over the office floor at work, and the office smelt of mint for DAYS...

marcusgibbons's picture
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Oops, forgot to rate...

marcusgibbons's picture
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I used shallots for this because that's what I had in the cupboard! Added a bit of garlic (probably too much!) and it tastes great!! Would recommend you try this quick and simple soup recipe.

rachel_r's picture
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Lovely thick soup with a nice taste. I used dried mint.

carolinamoonbeam's picture
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I love this soup. I make it again and again as the children always ask for it.

eleanormayo's picture
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Really liked this soup, having read the other comments I was very generous with the mint.

emmawiseman's picture

Nice, but not outstanding. Needed more stock than stated. Like the suggestion of adding lemon juice, cooking with leeks and adding a dollop of creme fraiche - would have given it more of a kick.

mandybrandon's picture
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so very easy and very tasty, and even forgot the mint and no one minded

eefsmunro's picture
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This went down really, really well at work. My boss, unfortunately forgot to get me fresh mint for this recipe, so I added rosemary instead after blitzing the soup and adding remaining veg. I was just as nice, though I can't wait to see what it's like with the mint.

beaumos's picture
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1st soup I've made, very easy to do. Used dried mint instead instead of fresh, very tasty.

clionaf's picture
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Not a favourite in this house - I'll be throwing most of it away. It's edible, but I'm the only one who thinks so. Don't do what I do and blend the whole mixture, as the texture was gluey. I used fresh mint and thought it was a bit over-powering. Very disappointed overall...

thomaspcat's picture
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I make this soup but I use mint sauce, so tasty a firm favourite.

smithrosie's picture
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Really tasty!

alexmjones's picture
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Fab! I know the title says 'Minty' but I don't think that's really the important part of this recipe, and from the sounds of other reviews it doesn't sound like everyone else does either. I couldn't get hold of mint but I did have some fresh sage, so I added just a smidge of that - not too much as it's very strong.

I've not sat down to a bowlful yet as I'll be eating it for my lunches this week, but I've had a few spoonfuls and it's delicious! So easy as well. I was cooking it on the side while I was making tonight's dinner. I do agree that you should get a good stock cube though (try Kallo Organic) as you need something to compliment rather than overpower the delicate pea and potato flavours.

issy58's picture

What a nice soup to make, enjoyed it but added mint sauce instead of the fresh mint, nice with some crusty bread and butter.

lucylasticlegs's picture
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Just made it - used spinach instead of mint and it was lovely.

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