Nigella's Pea & Pesto Soup
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Nigella's Pea & Pesto Soup

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Serves 2

As it says on the tin. I can't take credit for this though, it's straight from Nigella Express

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  • 750ml water
  • 375g frozen peas
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed but whole
  • 1 tsp Maldon salt or ½ tsp table salt
  • ½ tsp lime juice
  • 4 x 15ml tbsp fresh pesto (from a tub, not a jar)


    1. Fill a kettle and put it on to boil. When it has boiled, measure the amount you need into a pan and put on the hob to come back to the boil.
    2. Add the frozen peas, spring onions, salt and lime juice to the pan and let everything bubble together for 7 minutes.
    3. Discard the spring onions and blitz the peas and their liquid with the pesto in a blender.

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rachelcross's picture
19th Sep, 2012
My attempt came out far too watery for me as I prefer a thick soup. Maybe I did it wrong, or perhaps I need to use less water next time and experiment to get the right thickness for my taste.
13th Dec, 2008
this soup is delicious, and so easy!
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