Recipe: Minted Pea and Potato Soup

Soup season is definitely upon us! This minted pea and potato soup can be on the table in under half an hour, making it a perfect mid week dinner option served with some crusty bread, or a delicious weekend lunch. The potatoes make it super creamy without even needing to add any actual cream, making it kinder on our winter waistlines too!

Minted Pea & Potato Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • Leek
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 800g potatoes
  • 1-1.5 litres of vegetable stock
  • 2 cups peas
  • 1/2 cup mint (plus more for garnishing)
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Salt and peper

Steps

  1. Dice the leek and crush the garlic, set aside
  2. Chop the potatoes into small pieces and set aside
  3. Heat some oil or butter in a saucepan and add the leek and garlic, stir and cook for 5-6 minutes, until fragrant but not crispy
  4. Add the potatoes and toss through the leek mixture, stir and cook for 2-3 minutes
  5. Add 1 litre of the vegetable stock, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are almost cooked through
  6. Add the peas and mint and stir through, cooking for a further 2-3 minutes or until all vegetables are cooked
  7. Take off the heat and blend using an immersion blender (or regular food processor) until smooth – adding more stock if you like a thinner soup and season to taste with salt and pepper
  8. Spoon into bowls and squeeze over the lemon juice and top with extra mint
  9. Enjoy!

Minted Pea & Potato Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

I love the green flavour it goes when everything gets blended together, and the lemon juice and mint add some delicious freshness to the soup. If you blend yours using a standard food processor don’t forget to let it cool somewhat first so you don’t end up with a soup explosion all over your kitchen!

If you don’t have a leek on hand then you can switch that out for an onion, and dried mint (or maybe even mint sauce!) would work in lieu of fresh mint if need be – you’ll just have to add and taste to work out exactly how much dried mint to add as it is quite a lot stronger in flavour than fresh mint. If you do use dried mint please let me know how you get on!

minted pea & potato soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Are you a fan of minted pea and potato soup too? What’s your go-to soup for winter?

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4 Comments on Recipe: Minted Pea and Potato Soup

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 6, 2016 at 7:16 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s so creamy too!

      Reply
    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 6, 2016 at 7:17 pm (3 years ago)

      I so love peas, they’re so easy to throw into pretty much anything!

      Reply

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