Pea and Mint Soup

Pea & Mint Soup

Pea & Mint Soup

This is a quick post ‘on the run’ for http://www.theannoyedthyroid.com/!

I used an Aldo Zilli recipe as the basis for this.  It should have potato as the thickener, but I was out of taters, so used lentils instead.  I also halved Aldo’s quantities to make a lunch-time soup for Mr Thermie and myself, with a spare portion (or two) for another day.  As it happens, Mr Thermie wasn’t too keen on the pea and mint combo, so maybe it’s not a bad thing that I made less.  You can’t always please everyone!  See gestimate at the end for adjusting to a larger soup portion!

Add to TM bowl and whizz on speed 9 / 30 seconds, then set aside:

  • 20g lentils (I used red – green more in-keeping with the colour, but use what you have; rice even, or better still use a medium sized potato).

Make some almond milk by adding to bowl and whizzing on speed 9 / 10 seconds:

  • 50g almonds

Add and whizz on speed 9 / 1 minute, then pour into a bowl or jug for the time-being (I don’t bother straining for this):

  • 300g water

Add to bowl and whizz on speed 7 / 2-3 seconds, then saute 100deg / speed 1 / 5 minutes:

  • 1 celery stick (or 6 spring onions or a small onion, if you wish)
  • {1 medium potato – if you’re not using lentils to thicken}
  • Splash of olive oil

Now add and cook speed 2 / 15 minutes / 100deg:

  • 250g peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 20g lentil flour from earlier
  • 350g almond milk from earlier
  • 300g water
  • 1 generous tbs stock paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Once cooked, add, then purée 1 minute / speed 9:

  • A few sprigs of mint

Adjust seasoning and serve with a drizzle of cashew cream / coconut cream or crème fraiche – if not dairy free – and a small sprig of mint

This serves 3-4 smallish portions.  For a bigger yield, add an extra 10g lentils, double the celery and peas, increase the almonds to 80g almonds:470g water and increase stock water to 500g or so – taking care not to exceed the 2L max

E&OE!

4 thoughts on “Pea and Mint Soup

  1. Thanks Lesley! I made this for lunch today – with a potato – and it was totally amazeballs! So satisfying to make my own almond milk and mint from my balcony garden! It’s really tricky to make delicious food on the low iodine diet but this ticks all the boxes! Deliciousness!

    • Wonderful, Sam! Do let me know if I need to make any adjustments to the recipe, as I wrote it whilst out walking, lol!!! I think the potato would be better than the lentils anyway – creamier? I think I’ll add another tag “suitable for a low iodine diet”, what do you reckon?

      • Good news Lesley! No tweaking necessary! It was just perfect. The potato worked really well, so creamy! You would never know it was dairy free. It’s really hard to find delicious things to eat on the low iodine diet with so many “forbidden” foods so this is a real bonus. Definitely add the tag!

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