Green Pea Soup with Mint in General, Recipes

This is one of my favourite soups to make for one specific reason: its ridiculously easy. So easy in fact, you won’t believe it! It’s bright green and deliciously filling but fresh and light at the same time. I got the original recipe from my friend and inspiration for all things food Ella Woodward but I had to tweak it a bit because I couldn’t find the ingredients needed here in Aruba… When you live on a Caribbean island you have to work with what you’ve got! Ella’s recipe calls for Cannellini Beans but I couldn’t find any so I substituted with Navy beans instead. It totally worked! Try it for yourself and let me know how you love it. Thank you Ella for the constant inspiration in the kitchen 🙂

Green Pea Soup with Mint

  • 750 grams of frozen green peas
  • 1 later of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of navy beans
  • 12 sprigs of fresh mint
  • A dash of Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
  • salt and pepper

Put the peas and the vegetable stock in a pot and heat slowly. Wait for the peas to begin to boil, about 10 minutes, then take the pot of the heat. Add the navy beans and the mint leaves (not the sprigs) and use a hand blender to blend it all together until the soup is creamy and smooth (if you don’t have a hand blender you can transfer everything to a regular blender a bit at a time to mix). When everything is blended, bring the soup back o the pot and heat up on the stove, adding salt and pepper to taste. I added a dash of Bragg’s liquid aminos at the end for extra flavour but a tiny splash of soy sauce will do, too! Garnish with a few mint leaves, serve and enjoy.