4 servings; 10 min preparation; 20-25 min cooking time.
It’s time for soup again! This time I chose for a delicious and vibrant pea soup. It’s so fresh and light that I’m sure your family would love it. It’s not only the refreshing aroma of the mint that makes this soup amazing. The avocado makes it creamy and soft. And the sweetness of the peas is so addictive.
What you see and taste is great, but there are also a lot of health benefits of eating the ingredients of the soup. Mint is very good for your digestive system, so it’s a good solution if you have problems with your stomach. Also it helps against headache. Furthermore, it helps against depression and exhaustion. Avocado is full of crucial nutrients as healthy fats, vitamine K and potassium. As I mentioned in my previous posts, it’s a superfood that will keep you healthy and young. Last, but certainly not least, peas are good for weight regulation since they contain few calories. They are a good source of protein and fiber, which is good for regulating of your blood sugar level.
- 1 sweet onion, chopped roughly
- 2 small potatoes, chopped roughly
- 500 g fresh or frozen peas
- 1 vegetable bullion cube or 1 l vegetable stock
- 4 tbsp mint leaves
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 2 tbsp cooking cream
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1/2 tsp galangal (laos) powder (optional)
- 1 lime, zest and juice
- 2 tbsp olive oil
Chop the onion and the potato roughly. Heat the olive oil in a big soup pan over low heat. Cook the onions until soft. Keep an eye on them so that they don’t burn. Add the chopped potatoes and stir a couple of minutes. Pour over 1 l hot water or vegetable stock. Add the bouillon cube, if you are using water. Bring to the boil and let it boil over medium heat until the potatoes are cooked completely.
Mince the mint and chop the avocado. Add these ingredients to the soup together with the peas and lime zest. Add the seasoning and cooking cream. Bring to the boil for 4-5 min. Don’t cook it longer, the greens taste better if they are not overcooked.
Leave a hand-full peas for decoration, if you want. Use a hand-stick mixer to blend the rest of soup. At the end add lime juice and the remaining peas. Adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve with pieces of ham, crème fraîche or small dried shrimp. Enjoy!