Spring Pea and Mint Soup
Spring Pea and Mint Soup is the tastiest use of fresh, seasonal peas. With fresh mint, leeks and creaminess from gold potatoes. This soup is light, fresh-tasting, healthy and comes together in about 20 minutes.
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. They are sweet, tender and they just have best flavor.
If you think you don’t like pea soup, then you haven’t tried it like this. Flavored with leeks and mint, this is not the watery, flavorless soup that your grandmother forced you to eat.
Fresh peas are not just good for soup. You should try them in my pea and mint pesto
Frozen peas Fresh peas are only available for a certain part of the year, but you can make this soup all year round by using good, frozen peas.
Yes! This is the perfect soup for freezing that will last up to 4 months if properly sealed. To defrost, you can loosen the soup from the container (depending on what you use) by letting it sit in warm water then transfer to a pan and heat.
Fresh spring peas make all the difference
Probably the only vegetable I would eat as a child is 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.
Vegetarian and Vegan
This English Pea and Mint Soup is both vegetarian and vegan. Just omit the sour cream garnish.
Not just for pea season. This soup can be made year round using frozen peas for a quick and delicious meal anytime.
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49 Comments on “Spring Pea and Mint Soup”
Can you tell me how you use your pesto to make this soup? I’d like to make both & you mention doing that with the pesto recipe, but I don’t see how to use one to make the other. Thanks for a lovely inspiration!
The soup and the pesto are the same ingredients except for the Parmesan, potato and stock. I would follow the recipe for the soup and add half of the Parmesan before blending. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any more questions. Please come back to the website to leave a review of how it turned out. Enjoy 🙂
Im so excited to make this tomorrow with your Yorkshire pudding and rhubarb and custard recipes! Thanks for all of your delicious recipes!
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What a lovely spring soup, Janette! It looks fabulous! It’s going on the menu for sure…can’t wait to try it! Sending some foodie love your way…I’m so glad you shared it with us at #FoodieFriDIY!
Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning. tweeting and sharing in google plus.
Janette, you take such gorgeous photos and I’m all about the peas. Loving the look and sound of this soup with its fab blend of flavors. 🙂
Aww, thank you so much Linda 🙂
This simple recipe just screams SPRING! Love it.
There is nothing like fresh mint, right? This pea soup looks delicious. I have never tried it with potatoes. The soup is perfect for spring time.
Omg, how did I miss this beautiful soup! So fresh and delicious! love the swirl 🙂 Great pictures!
Thank you for your very quick reply……
Would this be the weight of the peas shelled, or in the pods please
Hi Pauline, this is shelled. Thank you for asking 🙂
So gorgeous, and perfect for this time of year! I just love that swirl of sour cream on top 😉
Love the freshness of this soup. Delish.
What a colorful and refreshing soup for spring!
This is a wonderful looking soup! I love the colour and I bet the flavour is spot on too 🙂
Thank you Nicole, it’s pretty tasty 🙂
Dear Janette, this soup is so elegant and pretty. A perfect spring dish. Love it. xo, Catherine
English Peas are one of my favorite veggies! I also love eating them right out of the pod. I’d love to make this soup, but, I’d have to stop myself from eating all the peas first! LOL Thanks for the beautiful recipe.
This is really fantastic! I am typically not a fan of pea soup…but this really looks like something I would eat!!! I recently had one at a latin restaurant that had serranos and chipotle in there! But I love the freshness of the mint in yours!!! I may have to give this a shot!
Thank you Mila 🙂
Gorgeous Janette! What a simple beautiful recipe and you clearly put suck effort into the photos. Beautiful post!
Thank you Erica 🙂
*SUCH effort!! not suck effort. Autocorrect, geesh.
Autocorrect always fun, but I knew what you meant 🙂
Oh what a beautiful color you’ve got on this soup. Some pea soups are a turn off for me because of their dark dreary color, but this is very inviting w/ it’s vibrant fresh looking color!
I agree, they can look flat and dull. It’s the beautiful peas that make it look good 🙂
You had a leg up on the rest of us with this recipe! LOL Such simple ingredients. I really like the consistency.
Ha ha, thank you Peter 🙂
Ohhh, yum, Janette!
Pea is my favourite soup and this one looks so rich and thick. I love that you’ve started it off with leeks for extra flavour.
I might be tempted to throw in some ham or bacon, too, to make this pea and ham!