Green Pea Soup with Mint

This is a great recipe for using dried peas and the taste is light and fresh. I adapted this from a book of Indian recipes.

Green Pea Soup with Mint
 
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The frozen peas added at the end give the soup texture and a fresh taste
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried whole green peas
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • ½ cup fresh chopped mint
  • Juice of one lemon (approx ¼ - ⅓ cup)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • Croutons tossed with parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Soak peas for 8 hours, drain water completely and then cover with water again (approximately 4 cups)
  2. Bring peas to a boil (don't add any salt) and cook until tender
  3. Add spinach, salt & pepper, and lemon juice
  4. Blend mixture with an immersion blender or blend in batches in a standing blender
  5. If the soup is too thick, add more water and bring to temperature
  6. Add frozen peas and mint; turn off and stir.
  7. Serve with croutons

Soaking the whole peas

Fresh Spinach

 

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