Mint Pea Soup

This recipe screams springtime!  Although this combo of flavors may not be your first thought when making a pea soup it is packed with flavor and a great way to surprise your taste buds.  This recipe is thanks to one of my best friends who was inspired by the food on her recent trip to South Africa and we made this upon her return.  I love this served as an appetizer when trying to impress some guests 🙂 or it goes great with roasted chicken and veggies as a sauce to add a punch of flavor (I would recommend asparagus and roasted summer squash).  Peas are packed with fiber and a very good source of vitamin K-important for bone building and strength!

GLUTEN FREEDAIRY FREESUGAR FREE VEGAN

What you need:

  • 12 oz organic frozen peas
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • small handful of fresh mint
  • vegetable broth or water
  • coconut oil

How you do it:

  1. Chop and saute onion in a pan with 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  2. Once translucent, add frozen peas and cook until soft
  3. Add 1/2 can coconut milk and roughly 1/2-3/4 cup of broth or water and bring to just simmering
  4. Add handful of fresh mint, salt and pepper to taste and blend immediately (don’t let mint sit as it will brown as it heats up; use an immersion blender or a standard one-whatever you have!)
  5. Add more liquid as needed until pureed consistency
  6. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil (makes roughly 2-3 servings if using as a soup)

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Tip: Store fresh mint in a jar filled with water in the fridge to boost shelf life; cover loosely with a ziploc or stasher bag as this helps it keep longer

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