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Green Pea & Lettuce Soup


Apr 16, 2013

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

A day out in the heat can leave you drained of energy completely. And what can be more refreshing than a cup of fresh soup that you can make in a jiffy? In this video, we share with you the recipe for a quickie-the green pea and lettuce soup!

INGREDIENTS

    4-5 leaves of ice-berg lettuce
    1 cup of boiled of green peas
    Water
    Few mint leaves
    ½ onion finely chopped
    2-3 tsp vegetable oil
    Salt to taste
    Pepper to taste
    Extra virgin olive oil for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a sauce pan
  • Add oil
  • Add the onions
  • Sauté the onions
  • Add a little salt to sweat the onions
  • Add the green peas
  • Add the lettuce leaves (roughly tear them with hands)
  • Stir well
  • Once the lettuce leaves shrink a little they need to be pureed
  • Transfer the mixture into a blender
  • Add a few min leaves
  • Add a splash of water
  • TIP: One can also use other herbs like thyme, spearmint, marjoram instead of the mint
  • Transfer the pureed mixture into a saucepan
  • Add some more water to adjust the consistency
  • Mix well
  • TIP:  This soup need not be hot. It be served at cold, slightly warm or even at room temperature
  • Add some salt and pepper as per taste
  • Let the soup warm up and it’s ready to be served
  • Serve in an espresso cup or shot glass and drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top

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