- 250g pouch ready-to-eat mixed grains (we used Merchant Gourmet Wholesome Mix)
- 200g frozen pea
- small bunch mint, leaves picked
There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…
- 2 spring onions, whites and greens separated and thinly sliced
Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp golden caster sugar
- ½ vegetable stock cube
- 140g piece of ham, or thick slices, trimmed of any fat and shredded or finely chopped
- big handful pea shoots
A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…
Heat the grains in the microwave following pack instructions. Put the peas in a sieve and pour over boiling water.
Put 50g of the peas, most of the mint leaves, the spring onion whites, vinegar, sugar and stock cube in a food processor, and blend to a smooth paste, adding a little water if you need to. Divide between 2 soup or pasta bowls.
Divide the remaining peas, hot grains and ham between the bowls and pour over enough boiling water to almost fill the bowls. Stir and leave for 2 mins to heat through.
Stir in the spring onion greens and remaining mint leaves, season well with pepper and top with some pea shoots.
Use up leftover pea shootsBlitz a handful of pea shoots with some cream cheese. Spread over a bagel or toasted bread and top with some more pea shoots for a quick lunch, brunch or breakfast.