Pea soup with lettuce and mint (aka: clean out the fridge soup!)

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

A fresh bright soup that uses up the lettuce you were about to throw away.

Yields 6


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • 2 romaine lettuces, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable stock
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Greek yoghurt to serve
  • Fresh mint to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add onion and garlic and sauté until they start to soften.
  3. Add the dried mint and lettuce and stir to combine.
  4. Add the stock and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the peas and cook until soft, 5-7 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, taste and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Allow to stand and cool for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Using an immersion blender, blitz until smooth.
  9. Serve with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and a sprinkle of freshly chopped mint.


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