Pea and Leek Soup

January 6, 2014

It is January, we have been eating rich food most of December and now our thoughts are turning getting fit and healthy before the warm weather starts. It is still grey and miserable outside, it is not the weather for salads just yet. On a cold miserable wet day there is nothing I like more than a lovely warm bowl of soup. It warms me up from the inside and makes me feel cosy as the rain pours down outside.

At the weekend I decided to use some of the glut of  peas that have taken over my freezer. I must have decided there was going to be a pea shortage as I seemed to have about six bags full lurking in the depths. I decided I was going to make try pea soup, and as I also had quite a few leeks I made a pea and leek soup. It is really quick and simple to make.

Pea and leek soup
The lovely green colour made me feel that Spring was on the way. It is full of flavour and really tasty, the family cleared their plates in no time. It is worth making a big batch and freezing some to have on standby as a quick and easy lunch.
Pea and leek soup

Pea and Leek Soup
This is a warming soup that is bursting with flavour and colour. It would make an elegant starter for a dinner party and is lovely for a light lunch
Servings: 6
Author: Alison
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 375 g leeks
  • 375 g peas fresh or frozen
  • handful fresh mint
  • 900 ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 150 g cream cheese
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash the leeks and chop into small pieces.
  2. Add the oil to the pan and gently cook the leeks for around ten minutes until they are soft.
  3. Add the peas to the pan and stir well
  4. Add the stock to the pan, season with salt and pepper and bring to the boil. Simmer for about ten minutes.
  5. Add the soup to a food processor along with the mint and blend until nearly smooth. Pour back into the pan.
  6. Add the cheese to the pan and warm until melted. Some can be kept to garnish the soup if desired
 

12 responses to “Pea and Leek Soup”

  1. Sounds great and looks absolutely delicious. I always have a big stash of peas in the freezer, so I would just have to pick up some leeks. Definitely one to try.

  2. We really love pea and mint soup in our house so I will definitely have to give this a go 🙂 Popping by from #recipeoftheweek

  3. This looks so lovely and warming. I’ll have to make a dent in my own frozen pea collection and make it! Over from #recipeoftheweek 🙂

  4. Mel says:

    Your soup recipe looks so lovely and warming… I will be making it at the week-end, and see if can get my eldest to eat the peas hidden in the soup! Mel

  5. Looks really delicious, peas are on my list too!

  6. Mmm, looks lush. Do you think this would work if I blanched the leeks in hot water and then did everything in the soup maker?

    Thanks for joining in with #recipeoftheweek – I’ve pinned and tweeted this recipe 🙂 There’s a fresh linky live at the moment, so do please pop over if you haven’t already!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe by email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Archives

Newsletter

Subscribe:

%d bloggers like this: