Soup in winter is like ice cream in summer: it’s just what the doctor ordered, whether you’re fighting off a nasty cold or coming in from a chilly and blustery day. You can make it with any vegetables, pulses or spices that you like, but I am doing it with my very favourite vegetable: the sweet and humble pea. The wondrousness that is frozen peas allows you to bring a little piece of beautiful, fresh, green summer to your cold winter days.
This simple soup couldn’t be more simple: it calls for only a few ingredients and is very quick to make. It requires a blender or food processor but I would definitely recommend the investment! My auntie bought me a stick blender for my birthday last year and I love it so much – it’s so handy and makes recipes like soup so, so easy!
Roughly 3 Servings
oil for cooking
2-3+ cloves of garlic
750ml vegetable stock
300g frozen peas
salt and pepper
- Chop up your onion and garlic and soften in a large pan over a medium-high heat for about 5 or 6 minutes.
- Add your stock to the pan and bring to the boil and then add the peas.
- Cover and simmer over a gentle heat for around 10 minutes.
- Blend your soup until it is a smooth, fresh green colour. Add a little more water if you like the consistency of your soup a bit thinner.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve with bread and butter (and marmite) and enjoy!
This is also perfect for freezing. If you like, you can double the quantities and freeze lots of baggies for whenever you like, or keep in the fridge for yummy, light meals over the week.