If you have a young child, I'm willing to bet you have a bag of peas in your freezer right now. It seems that the pea is the most well loved childhood vegetable. Little known fact:most kids like to eat them still frozen, which is why today's recipe is in fact a cold soup. You may wonder if your kids (or you) would want to eat a cold green soup. It's actually quite delicious. Made with veggie stock and a little olive oil, it's not super hearty like split pea, but on a hot day it's refreshing, filling,and flavorful. Now that it's springtime, you can also make this soup using fresh peas. Simply blanch for 5 minutes, then chill in fridge for half an hour. Now onto the recipe:
Chilled Pea Soup
2 cups frozen peas
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cracked pepper
Rinse Peas in room temperature water to remove frost. Pulse in a food processor with remaining ingredients until quite smooth.
Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt and some fresh mint.