Chilled Sweet Pea Soup
Serves: Approximately 5½ cups or 6 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium leek (white and light green portion only), chopped
  • 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Garnish: fresh mint leaves
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add leek, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Add peas, stirring until combined, and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Add minced mint, and salt, stirring well. Remove from heat, and let cool slightly.
  2. Working in batches, transfer soup mixture to the container of a blender; blend until smooth. Transfer soup to a large bowl. Stir in cream. Let cool for 30 minutes. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Garnish individual servings with mint leaves, if desired. Serve cold.
Recipe by TeaTime Magazine at https://www.teatimemagazine.com/chilled-sweet-pea-soup/