Recipe: Pea Mint & Lettuce Soup

Very quick, very colourful, very moreish, in no way seems like a ‘slimming soup’ and children love it!

Pea Mint & Lettuce Soup recipe

Serves 3

Ingredients

600ml frozen peas

600ml chicken or vegetable stock

1 old-fashioned round lettuce, cleaned and shredded

A generous bunch of fresh mint, chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

0% fat Greek yoghurt

Method

Soup Can Make You Thin

• Put a couple of handfuls of the peas in a bowl, pour over some boiling water and leave to plump up while you make the soup.

• Put the stock in a soup pot and bring to the boil.

• Add the remainder of the peas and simmer gently until tender.

• Turn off the heat and stir in the lettuce and mint.

• Whizz with a hand blender until smooth (or the texture you prefer) then return to a clean pot and reheat gently.

• Add a few good grindings of black pepper (you are unlikely to need salt but taste and check).

• Ladle into bowls/mugs, top with a couple of teaspoons of yoghurt and quickly swirl with a skewer, drain the peas which have been soaking in the boiling water and scatter over the soup before serving.

This recipe has been donated by Fiona Kirk & Jean Barr, authors of the book ‘SOUP CAN MAKE YOU THIN’ available in eBook format, £4.99 from www.souperydupery.com.

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