Country Pea Soup

Country pea soup is a Saturday favourite at my house. Served with some good quality bread drizzled with olive oil, it makes for a great Saturday afternoon lunch or a late evening snack. I find that it freezes well and is handy to have around.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 potato (about 125 grams) chopped
  • 250 grams fresh peas
  • 300 ml god quality chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream


  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and sauté the onion until translucent
  • Add the potato, peas, stock, mint and the salt. Simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Process the soup in a blender or food processor to puree.
  • Reheat and serve with garnish of choice, dollop of sour cream, and some good quality bread.