Herby broccoli & pea soup served in a bowl

Herby broccoli & pea soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins

Easy

Serves 4

Our vibrant broccoli and pea soup delivers three of your 5-a-day, and is full of nutrients including iron, folate and vitamin C

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal214
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre10g
  • protein12g
  • salt1g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g broccoli, chopped into small florets
    Broccoli

    Broccoli

    brok-o-lee

    Like cabbage and cauliflower, broccoli is a brassica and is sometimes known by its Italian name…

  • 300g frozen peas
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 200g chard, chopped
  • 1l low-salt veg stock
  • ½ small bunch of basil, chopped
    Basil

    Basil

    ba-zil

    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…

  • small bunch of dill, chopped
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds, toasted

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and fry for 8 mins until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Tip in the broccoli, peas and chard, then pour over the stock and bring the mixture to the boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 25 mins.

  2. Stir through the herbs, lemon zest and juice, then blitz the soup with a stick blender until completely smooth. Ladle into bowls and serve with the toasted pumpkin seeds scattered over the top.

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