Monday, 20 August 2012

Courgette, Pea and Mint Soup

After the ridiculous few months of rain we had from March - June the weather has taken a turn for the better and there is now sunshine! It got up to 31C in London on Sunday! Beautiful! This doesn't seem to have stopped me from making soup though. The day that I served this for my Mum it was really humid and we couldn't finish the soup, it was just too hot for it! It was very tasty though despite all that!

Courgette, Pea and Mint Soup (from
(Serves 4)
(4 WW ProPoints per serving)

cooking spray
2 leeks, chopped roughly
2 courgettes, sliced
700ml vegetable stock
400g potatoes, roughly chopped
300ml skimmed milk
150g frozen peas
3 tbsp mint
juice of half a lemon

Spray a large, lidded saucepan with the cooking spray. Add the leeks and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add the courgettes and 4 tablespoons of the stock. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Mix in the potatoes and the rest of the stock, plus the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer, partially covered, for 12 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

Add the peas and mint to the pan and cook for 2 minutes more. Transfer the soup to a liquidiser, or use a hand held blender, and blend until smooth, adding the lemon juice and black pepper to taste. Return to the pan and reheat if necessary. Serve.

1 comment:

  1. You're funny making soup in the summer! This flavor combo sounds nice though. I wonder if it would be good chilled?