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
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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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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.

tinytina0's picture
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it does not state the quntityof stock needed could you please state how meny mls you need

christiengarcia's picture
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Sup(p)er easy, really good.

cdcarbonell's picture
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Mmm, very bland. I bought good stock but probably put too much liquid in it. I also found it too potatoey.

cdcarbonell's picture
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Mmm, very bland. I bought good stock but probably put too much liquid in it. I also found it too potatoey.

jeanius's picture
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Very, very nice, couldn't get fresh mint, didn't have dried so followed tip of stirring in a little mint sauce. It was lovely, comforting and just what was required on a frosty Saturday lunch.

schizopear's picture

swapped the onion for a leek, softened in a bit of butter, and omitted the mint as i hate minty peas. a good, tasty and filling soup.

mwalia's picture

Really nice soup and very simple. I added a generous amount of mint and it was very nice. I had some left over and it tasted even better!

khitajrah's picture
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Quite a bland recipe. I won't be making it again.

reeshiez's picture
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This recipe needed a little tweaking. I added crushed dried mint in addition to fresh mint because dried mint has a stronger flavor. I seasoned the soup with salt and pepper and added some lemon juice. Before that, it was a little bland. I also found the soup to be too thick so I added more stock at the end. All in all, this is a good soup.

charlottemedlock's picture
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I've never made Pea soup before..and was pleasently surprised with the result. I only made it because I was trying to empty the freezer and had a bag of peas left!! I didn't really change anything. I only had dried mint and didn't go mad with it, so the mint was not that strong a flavour in the soup..nice all the same.
The second time i made it, iI put a dollop of creme fraiche on the top, which was a nice finishing touch.

500604x's picture
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These quantities would probably serve 6. Delicious and easy to make from store cupboard ingredients.

jojo-jojo's picture
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Oops, forgot to rate.

jojo-jojo's picture
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Just made this for lunch tomorrow - it's yummy. The only thing I changed was to not put the potato in - I only had one left and wanted it for dinner tonight!

ali-adams's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous. Used chicken stock, and as I had no fresh mint, stirred in some mint sauce after blending. So a real store cupboard recipe.

lisalovesfood's picture
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Really enjoyed this, I also added a couple of cloves of garlic and had no veg stock so used chicken instead. Had enough to separate into 5 batches which I took to work. Had some bacon that needed using so cooked until crisp and sprinkled through one of the batches whch was lovely

josiejo1978's picture
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Just made this and it's lovely! Needed to add more stock/water than stated and I put the mint in with the peas to cook. Lovely!

chatten's picture
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I added some mushy peas,it was yummy!

pookalina's picture
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Really nice soup, if I make it again i'll probably use less potato and more pea and mint though, also had to water mine down a little, but will definately make again.

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