Lettuce, pea and mint soup

June 20, 2013 by General Administrator

This week’s share contained generous quantities of lettuce and peas again and if you can bear to use the delicious peas in a cooked dish (I never can) you might like to try this recipe for pea and lettuce soup – ideal for anyone who struggles to get through lots of lettuce! I’ve forgotten where this came from, so I can’t credit it to anyone, but there are loads of similar recipes online if you wanted a different variation.

Lettuce, pea and mint soup:
300g green lettuce, shredded
1 medium onion, finely sliced (at this time of year I’d use spring onions instead!)
300g peas
50g butter
750ml hot veg stock
small handful fresh mint
50ml single cream – some recipes suggest using creme fraiche instead, added as a dollop on top to serve

Fry the onion until soft.
Add the peas and stock. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the lettuce and mint. Cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add the cream. Blend until smooth.
Season well with salt and pepper.

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