Is there any soup more striking than a vibrant pea soup? I know there nothing better than peas right out of the pods, English or garden peas as I call them. Sweet, tender and they just have best flavor. This English pea and mint soup is light, fresh-tasting and healthy and really easy to make.
Probably the only vegetable I would eat as a child, English peas, right out of the pods, probably because it was more fun that way. My mother would bring home bags of the peas still in their pods and my sister and I would dive in to these sweet little green peas, the ultimate Spring-time treat.
The soup starts with sautéing leeks. I like to use leeks because they have a mild onion flavor without over-powering the peas and mint. Creamy gold potatoes are also added which helps to thicken and make the soup silky. What you have is a delicious, healthy and quick soup.
Not just for pea season. This soup can be made year round using frozen peas for a quick and delicious meal anytime.