Minty pea & potato soup

Minty pea & potato soup

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(63 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 25 mins


Serves 4
This vibrant soup is fresh-tasting and substantial enough to have for dinner

Nutrition and extra info

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

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal249
  • fat3g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre0g
  • protein11g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 800g potato, peeled and cut into small chunks



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1l vegetable stock
  • 350g frozen pea
  • handful mint, chopped



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…


  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.

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Frantic Flapjack
2nd Oct, 2018
This was a really good soup and a great colour. I blended all the veg into the soup. It was thick and unctuous and tasted lovely.
26th Jan, 2017
Really creamy and filling soup. The color is fantastic! It's perfect on a chilly winter night.
19th Aug, 2015
This was very quick and easy to make, and tastes really nice. I added several chopped spring onions and a few sliced cloves of garlic to the onion base, then also fried the potatoes for a couple of minutes before adding the stock. Put loads of mint in, from the garden. Really nice, summery flavours and very cheap to make! Would be nice with some creme fraiche plopped on top, but is perfectly creamy without!
7th Apr, 2015
Even after reading the other comments, I still didn't use enough mint and had to add mint sauce after I'd blitzed (all of) it. I also used a clove of garlic and found it needed quite a bit of salt and pepper. My preference was to make it totally smooth by putting it through a sieve, as I didn't like the bits of pea shells!
24th Nov, 2014
Made this tonight but didn't have any mint, fresh or dried, so I put in half a teaspoon of mint sauce along with the peas. Was worried that it wasn't all the right colour at first but it came out lovely and green once I blitzed it at the end. Added 1 garlic clove along with the onion and a pinch of salt and pepper at the end and it was delicious. Will make again.
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10th Apr, 2014
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16th Mar, 2014
Delicious! Used (quite alot of) dried mint, added lemon juice, a dash of balsamic vinegar and leeks. Recommended!
6th Jan, 2014
Really tasty, easy to make and cheap ingredients. I'd add more mint in next time.
14th Oct, 2013
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!!
28th May, 2013
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...


19th Apr, 2016
hi, do you think I could use dried green split peas? thanks, R
20th Dec, 2013
I would like to make this for my christmas starter can I make it ahead of time and freeze?
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