Today I want to share a favourite recipe of mine. It is quite simple, but that’s what I like really, especially when it comes to dinner. When I get home from work, I like to be able to eat something quick but not always having to resort to ready meals or just throwing something in the oven. It always seems like a good idea, but trust me microwave meals are really not good!
I tend to make this soup in a big batch and then eat it throughout the week, or as long as it can last 🙂 I originally found this recipe from the BBC Good food site and have been making it for a few years now. I have adapted this to my own taste and so can you.
- 700- 800g Potatoes (Depends on whether you want a thicker soup or not)
- 1 onion ( Chopped and ready to cook)
- 2 tsp Oil ( Vegetable or Olive oil is fine)
- 300-400g Frozen peas (Again depending on your taste)
- Handful of Fresh Mint or Dried
- Salt and Pepper to taste (I actually like to use a lot of pepper to give this some heat
- 1l vegetable stock
- You will also need a blender/ food processor
1. Begin by heating the oil in a large saucepan, and I do mean large as it fills up fast! Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes or so until soft. Add in dried mint and salt and pepper at this stage (If you are using fresh mint then save this for later). I like to add the flavour with the onions to really start getting that taste in there.
2. Once the onions are soft, you add in the diced potatoes and stock.
3. Cover the saucepan and simmer until the potatoes are tender ( 10- 15 minutes approximately).
4. Once you are sure the potatoes are cooked you can then add the peas.
**Only add the peas at the very end as you want to ensure they do not lose their gorgeous green colour. They should be added 2 minutes or so before the end.
5. After the peas have softened, you can take the soup off the heat and get ready to blend.
6. Once the soup has cooled add to your blender/ food processor. I usually have to blend two batches as it is too much at once. When your soup has been blended you can then add back into the saucepan.
7. Add in your fresh mint and add further salt and pepper if needed.
Now the best part of course….Eat! I like to have some lovely crusty bread/ bread rolls!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I do! 🙂