Hay Hay it’s Donna Day – Pea and Mint Soup


This month’s Hay Hay it’s Donna Day event was hosted by Giulia from Juls Kitchen.  She chose Donna’s Pea and Mint soup, a recipe which, ironically I made a version of quite recently with Les Petits Chefs.

I followed Donna’s recipe nearly to a “T”, however I left the red potatoes I used unpeeled – so much nutrition and fibre in the skins! – and served it with a dollop of lemon crème fraîche that I had on hand.

I have to say, this really made the soup into something spectacular.  The soup on its own was ok, but a little bland and not really minty enough for my liking.  With a spoonful of this swirled in, it was zingy and fresh – the perfect summer soup!



Donna Hay’s Pea and Mint soup

Serves 4

3 cups (360g) frozen green peas
2 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
1.5litres chicken stock
½ cup (125ml) pouring (single) cream
1 tablespoon chopped mint
sea salt and cracked black pepper
crusty bread, to serve


Place the peas, potato and stock in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the potato is tender. Roughly blend the soup and return to the saucepan over medium heat. Add the cream, mint, salt and pepper and heat until hot.

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24 Responses to Hay Hay it’s Donna Day – Pea and Mint Soup

  1. penny aka jeroxie June 29, 2010 at 06:38 #

    The old good pea and mint soup. I like simple recipes.

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet June 29, 2010 at 06:45 #

    Sounds very refreshing to me. And I love the green color. 🙂

  3. Belinda @zomppa June 29, 2010 at 07:29 #

    Beautiful colors!!

  4. fiona June 29, 2010 at 08:49 #

    was just talking with Mike last night about Creme fraiche and how to make it as it’s not readily available here. So where do you buy yours?

  5. Juls @Juls' Kitchen June 29, 2010 at 16:10 #

    Good idea to use unpeeled red potatoes!

  6. Magic of Spice June 29, 2010 at 22:48 #

    Looks so good! The add of lemon crème fraîche, would make this a soup for me. Delicious:)

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella June 30, 2010 at 07:32 #

    Lemon creme fraiche sounds amazing! I do the same with potatoes trying to get as many nutrients and fibre as possible! 🙂

  8. Agi June 30, 2010 at 10:23 #

    Looks gorgeous! And I’ve got all the ingredients at home for it, too 🙂

  9. Ken June 30, 2010 at 11:07 #

    I love me some pea soup. The Lemon Creme Fraiche probably adds even more freshness to the soup. Yum.

  10. Megan Gordon July 2, 2010 at 03:27 #

    Looks awesome: pretty and simple. Think you could serve it cold??

  11. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction July 2, 2010 at 13:56 #

    I will have to hunt down some of that lemon creme fraiche! I think a giant batch of this soup would be great to use up some of the mint in the backyard.

  12. Lori Lynn July 3, 2010 at 12:33 #

    Whoa! That photo is eye-popping!
    Love the creme fraiche addition.

  13. cat July 5, 2010 at 13:31 #

    i have never been a fan of pea soup, but with the mint and some homemade lemon creme fraiche, i might be able to embrace this . . .

  14. Aqiyl Aniys | Natural Life Energy April 1, 2014 at 13:16 #

    The color of the pea and mint soup is amazing. The soup looks like it would taste great cold.


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