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Chilled Sweet Pea Soup


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Chilled Sweet Pea Soup Recipe





2 tablespoons extra-light olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped shallot
1 thin slice prosciutto, chopped
1 (4-ounce) package watercress
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
2 (16-ounce) packages frozen green peas
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
Garnish: fresh mint leaves, radish slices, fresh thyme sprigs, lemon olive oil*


• In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat the oil. Add the
shallot, and cook until translucent and tender, approximately 3
minutes. Add the prosciutto, watercress, mint, broth, peas, salt,
and pepper. Increase heat to high, and bring to a boil.
• Reduce heat to medium, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from
heat, and cool slightly.
• Using a blender and working carefully in batches, puree the soup
until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice.
• Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
• Garnish each serving with a fresh mint leaf, a radish slice, a fresh
thyme sprig, and a drizzle of lemon olive oil, if desired.

 
*For testing purposes, we used O Meyer Lemon Olive Oil, which can be
found at
www.ooliveoil.com. 



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