Day 169: Minted Pea Soup


I’ll tell you straight up, the soup is green, and refreshing in a way that only pure green things are, but I likely wouldn’t make it again. It’s like a pea smoothie; I can’t get past the cold grassiness of it. I’m thinking of throwing the rest on the stovetop tomorrow. Others may enjoy it, though. At least it’s healthy – besides being so green, peas are a crazy high source of fiber.

This morning we talked about no heat dinners on CBC, and so I made it for the occasion. I wasn’t surprised to come home with the whole batch. (Why is it said that something not so great is “nothing to sneeze at”? Is there any occasion that calls for sneezing at something that is particularly good?)

Minted Pea Soup

4 cups fresh or frozen peas, thawed
a big handful fresh mint, torn into pieces
a small handful fresh chives, torn into pieces
3 cups chicken or veg stock
1 tsp. each salt and sugar

Whiz everything in the food processor or blender until smooth. Makes about 1 1/2 L.

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June 17 2008 06:06 pm | soup and vegetarian

2 Responses to “Day 169: Minted Pea Soup”

  1. Rose on 18 Jun 2008 at 9:29 am #

    Hi Julie,
    The chilled pea soup is tempting me. I think I’ll try it as it will fit well with weight watchers points too.
    I think the term ‘nothing to sneeze at’ is used when something is pretty good not lousy. Such as….when asked to comment on the spaghetti carbonara he said ‘it’s nothing to sneeze at’. Like you wouldn’t want to sneeze on something great to eat. Maybe?

  2. Katharine on 18 Jun 2008 at 8:27 pm #

    I’m salivating into my tube of cookie dough right now.

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