|Pea and Pesto Soup|
375g frozen peas
2 spring onions - trimmed but whole
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon lime juice
4 tablespoons fresh pesto
Creme Fraiche (half-fat) - optional
It's easy PEAsy... (sorry, I couldn't resist!)
1. Boil a kettle of water and measure 750ml into a pan on the hob and bring back to the boil.
2. Add the frozen peas, spring onions, salt and lime juice and leave to bubble for 7 minutes.
3. Discard the spring onions and transfer the peas and liquid to a blender. Add the pesto (I used basil pesto from a jar rather than fresh pesto) and blitz the mixture in the blender until it is all liquid.
4. Re-warm and swirl some creme fraiche into the soup. Serve!
(If, like me, you're planning to re-heat the soup, leave to cool after blitzing it in the blender and then transfer to microwave proof containers. Store in the fridge and heat up when you need it, stirring in some creme fraiche if you've got it).
Next week: Chickpea, Red Lentil and Chilli Soup!