Pea and Lavender Soup
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Pea and Lavender Soup

By lennigeorge (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
A traditional soup with a twist!
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 25gm butter
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 750gm peas
  • Half a teaspoon of dried lavender flowers
  • three quarters of a litre vegetable stock
  • Add a little salt to taste

125gm of double thick cream [or natural yoghurt], (for serving)

  • 125gm of double thick cream [or natural yoghurt], (for serving)

A few lavender flowers (for decoration - about 4 per bowl)

  • A few lavender flowers (for decoration - about 4 per bowl)

Method

  • STEP 1
    Gently heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan. Add the chopped onion and cook on a gentle heat until the onion is soft but not brown
  • STEP 2
    Add the lavender flowers and cook for a further minute
  • STEP 3
    Add 3/4 of the peas, and 3/4 stock. Cover the saucepan with a tight fitting lid and cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • STEP 4
    Blend the soup in a food processor, it will have a thick puree consistency
  • STEP 5
    Return the puree to the pan, season with salt pepper add the remaining peas and stock cook for a further five minutes
  • STEP 6
    Pour the soup into the bowls, add a spoon of fresh cream and sprinkle 3 or 4 flowers on top, not too many as they can be quite strong
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