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Chilled Pea and Mint Soup


Chilled Pea and Mint Soup

The days are heating up, but you can keep cool with this fresh, chilled soup. There's nothing like the taste of farm-fresh peas.

Ingredients

1 leek minced3cups fresh peas, unshelled (3 pounds in the shell)
2tablespoons unsalted butter1 1/3cups organic low-fat plain yogurt, divided
3cups vegetable stock1/2cup fresh mint, minced
1/2teaspoon sugarsprigs of mint for garnish
sea salt to taste

Directions

In large saucepan over medium heat, add butter and sauté leeks for 3 minutes. Add vegetable broth, sugar, salt, and peas. Cover and cook for 25 minutes until peas are tender. Let cool.

Pour soup into a food processor or blender, add mint, and puree. If required, process in small batches. Return soup to sauce pan and mix in 1 cup of yogurt. Chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. Garnish each serving with a dollop of yogurt and fresh mint. Try serving with fresh crab or lobster meat or in a small shooter glasses as an appetizer. Makes 6 servings.

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