Chilled Pea Soup

Pea Soup1 small onion, chopped

2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbs. olive oil

3 cups fresh peas

2 cups stock

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1 Tbs. fresh mint, chopped

Salt & Pepper to taste

½ cup heavy cream or silken tofu (optional)



In a heavy saucepan, heat olive oil. Add onion and garlic; sauté until tender, @ 5 minutes. Add stock and bring to a boil. Add peas and simmer until tender.


Remove from heat and allow to cool for about 20 minutes.


Add lemon juice, mint, salt & pepper.


Using an immersion blender, puree soup. Add heavy cream or tofu, if using, and puree until smooth.


Cover & refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Yields: 4 servings