Tuesday, January 09, 2007

10 minute pea soup with lemon and feta

Peas are a very good source of fibre and protein and are packed with vitamin C, iron and zinc.

Serves 4
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 red chilli, seeded and roughly chopped
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
800g frozen peas
1 small round lettuce, leaves separated and washed
1 litre hot vegetable or chicken stock
grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
150g feta, crumbled into small pieces

Heat the olive oil in a large pan and cook the onion, chilli and garlic for 5 minutes until softened.

Add the peas, lettuce leaves and hot stock and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes until the peas are tender.

Remove the soup from the heat then roughly blitz using a hand-held blender until coarsely pureed. Stir in the lemon rind and juice and season with salt and plenty of black pepper.

Ladle into bowls and scatter over the feta.


Anonymous said...

i will make this tonite for supper. thankyou.

Tony said...

I think I've done this before from one of your books which was yum. Think it had crisy parma ham.