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Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

Creamy chilled basil, pea & lettuce soup

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal263
fat21g
saturates13g
carbs11g
sugars0g
fibre4g
protein8g
low insalt1g
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Ingredients

  • 300g fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 large bunch basil , leaves only
  • 1 head soft lettuce , core removed and shredded
  • 850ml cold vegetable stock
  • 200ml pot crème fraîche

Method

  • STEP 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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Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2005

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