Who’s up for soup? I know it might sound like the craziest thing when it’s hot outside, but bear with me because I’m talking chilled soup. I mean, I don’t know anybody who’d want some hot soup in this weather… Anyway, if you’re looking for a light, quick (unless you decide to shell your own peas), healthy and tasty dinner suggestion, then look no further. This chilled pea and mint soup works so well on a hot day and can be served as a starter or even main if the temperatures are messing with your appetite.
Tear the leaves off the mint stems.
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic.
Gently sauté the onion and garlic on a low heat for about 10 minutes until soft.
Now pour in the stock and bring to a boil.
Add the peas and boil again. Now add the mint.
Leave to simmer for 5 minutes. Now whizz it all in a blender until smooth. Season to taste.
Set aside to cool and then refrigerate until completely chilled. Serve with a dollop of cream and a mint leaf for decoration.