Apr28

Green, Green Soups

These both satisfy my craving for food to match the budding leaves of the spring trees and provide very healthy and satisfying lunches for home or the office. They are very quick and easy to make and can be eaten hot or cold with a chunk of crusty bread.

Pea and Broad Bean Soup

Green enough to please your aesthetic senses and healthy enough to have even my gastro-enterologist lodger jumping with happiness, this tastes delicious and takes about 10 minutes to make. You can skip the broad beans and make a simple pea soup – just double the quantity of peas.

  • 250g frozen peas
  • 250g frozen baby broad beans
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 3-4 spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

Put all the ingredients into a saucepan. The stock should cover the vegetables; if it doesn’t, add some water. Bring to the boil, cook for about three minutes. Take off the heat and blitz with a hand blender; season to taste. Serve hot or chilled with a swirl of yoghurt, olive oil and some chopped mint or chives.

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48 Responses to “Green, Green Soups”

  1. Maxine says:

    I’m growing broad beans and peas in my garden at the moment so will be intrigued to see what this recipe is like with fresh rather than frozen ingredients – will report back! Lovely to hear about the mangoes too. Inspiring.

  2. Kris Morrison says:

    Green Soup is gorgeous. Can easily be adapted for vegan friends by using veggie stock instead of chicken stock and swirling coconut milk instead of yoghurt. I first tasted this as a chilled soup at a memorable picnic in Isabella Gardens, Richmond Park amid the glorious dahlias and mandarin ducks….divine

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