As much as I am LOVING summer, I have been missing the ease that comes with making large batches of hearty winter soups. It makes meal planning super simple and taking something on-the-go really easy. So I decided to get into some cold soups to take me through the summer. This is my recipe for Mint Pea Soup - and yes, you can eat it cold! It's hearty, flavorful, and packed with protein!
Mint Pea Soup
- 2 lbs frozen peas
- 1 tsp garlic powder or 1-2 soup starters
- 1 cup broccoli
- ½ cup mint, chopped
- salt & pepper, to taste
In a large pot, pour peas, garlic, and dash of salt and pepper. Pour enough water to cover the peas. Bring to a boil, add broccoli and simmer about 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove from heat, add mint, and salt and pepper to taste. Puree in blender or with a hand blender. Let cool.
Enjoy this soup cold - perfect for summer!
Optional: Top with Serrano ham and/or ricotta cheese (for moderators!). This makes it a tad fancier - but the soup is delicious just on it’s own!