A great healthy soup that is quick to make with little effort and works well as a warm hearty winter soup or cold summer alternative.

Oil for frying
2 carrots peeled and roughly sliced
2 celery stalks sliced
2 medium onions chopped
2 cloves garlic sliced
2L vegetable stock
800g frozen peas
1 cup fresh mint leaves
Sea salt and pepper

1 ciabatta for serving (optional)
125ml crème fraîche (optional)

  1. Heat 2T oil in a large pot and add the carrots, celery, onions and garlic and fry until carrots are soft and onion is golden brown ±10 minutes.
  2. Pour in the stock and mix in well soaking up any flavours that have stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the peas, stir well and bring up to a boil and then allow to simmer for until peas are soft.
  4. Take off the heat and add mint leaves and liquidize until smooth.
  5. To serve
  6. Divide into bowls and serve with fresh or toasted bread and crème fraîche.

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