French, Soup

Green pea and mint soup

This is a rich and balanced soup with mild and fresh flavors of peas, cream and mint. It is good to serve hot as well as cold. Serve it preferably with a nice bread with cream cheese and chopped fresh herbs.

Serves 4-5

500 g green peas
2 onions, chopped
1 garlic clove, mashed
4 mint sprigs
4 dl water
3 dl cream
1 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of ground white pepper
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Oil for frying

Remove the leaves from the mint sprigs and save the leaves and stems separately. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes. Add water, cream, peas, mint leaves and the spices. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the mint stems. Add the mint leaves and blend the soup smooth with a hand blender.

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