Taste of summer soup

Inspired by this month’s BBC Good Food magazine, the abundance of mint in the garden, and a packet of frozen peas hiding in the back of the freezer, I present my summer soup. Great for lunch in the garden, served with a slice of soda bread. Or the prelude to an al fresco dinner perhaps.

summer soupThe prosciutto is a tasty and interesting variation on the pea and ham theme, but you could just as well substitute Parmesan shavings for a vegetarian alternative.

For a very generous serving for two (plus a little one), you will need

  • 2 leeks, trimmed, washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 150 g pot plain yoghurt
  • Stock cube, to make up 500 ml stock
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint
  • 2 slices prosciutto, excess fat trimmed off.

To make the soup is very simple, but you will need a blender of food processor (we just use a simple stick blender, same one we used for LO’s purees!)

  1. Bring leeks, sweet potatoes and stock to the boil. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add peas and continue for another 5 minutes, or until vegetables are soft.
  3. Cut prosciutto into pieces. Dry fry until crispy and reserve.
  4. Add mint to the vegetables.
  5. Take vegetables off the heat, blend in batches if necessary, adding the yoghurt as you blend.
  6. Serve in bowls, garnished with the prosciutto and a sprig of mint if desired.

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About sarah

Old enough to know better, still young enough not to care. Property lawyer, sometime developer, writer and mother, coffee lover and cat-napper. I blog about life as a mum in North Wilts.
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3 Responses to Taste of summer soup

  1. Sarah your soup sounds fabulous. I’m in need of soup after suffering with a nasty cold your soup would be a perfect cure. #TastyTuesdays

  2. Mel says:

    This soup sounds just like what we like to eat here. Nice and simple instructions, that makes it even better in my eyes! Pinning now so I do not forget to try it. Mel

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