Minted Pea & Lettuce Soup

Happy New Year. It’s 2008 and it looks like the year ahead is going to be shit.

Pea Soup

This is based on a recipe from Gregg Wallace’s excellent ‘Veg’ book. He goes to my gym don’t you know … spends a lot of time working on his abs.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Skill level: Easy
Serves: 2-4


  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • lettuce – 200g – chopped
  • peas – frozen – 350g
  • vegetable stock – 1 litre
  • butter – 25g
  • mint sauce -3tsp
  • plain flour – 1tbsp
  • sugar – 1tsp
  • s & p

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook gently until soft.

Add the lettuce and cook for 2 minutes.

Stir in the flour and cook for a further 2 minutes.

Add the stock, peas, mint sauce and sugar, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

Liquidise and bring up to heat. Serve with a swirl of cream or creme fraiche.

Pea Soup

Verdict: A good refreshing soup. You can of course use fresh mint instead of mint sauce.
Drink: We have recklessly decided not to drink alcohol in the 3 weeks between our respective birthdays.
Entertainment: Still listening to Adam & Joe on 6 Music.

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