Pea, lettuce & asparagus soup

3
2
2
SmartPoints value per serving
Total Time
25 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
15 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This vibrant green soup is overflowing with fresh flavours. If you like, you could make it vegan-friendly by omitting the feta.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Asparagus, raw

400 g, trimmed, roughly chopped. plus and extra 4 spears, to serve

Spring Onions

4 medium, roughly chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), to make 700ml

Peas, fresh or frozen

200 g, frozen

Lettuce

1 individual, little gem lettuce, quartered

Mint, Fresh

4 sprig(s), handful, plus extra to garnish

Light Feta Cheese

60 g, to serve

Olive Oil

2 teaspoons

Instructions

  1. Mist a large nonstick pan with cooking spray and cook the chopped asparagus, spring onions and garlic over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes, until softened. Add the stock and peas and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 3 minutes until the peas are tender.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick griddle pan over a high heat. Mist the whole asparagus spears all over with cooking spray and griddle for 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until tender. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Mist the lettuce with cooking spray and griddle for 3 minutes, or until just beginning to char.
  3. Add the griddled lettuce to the soup, cover and remove from the heat. Set aside for 2 minutes, until the lettuce has softened completely, then stir in the mint leaves.
  4. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use a stick blender) and blitz until smooth. Return the soup to the pan, season to taste and reheat over a low heat.
  5. Ladle the soup into bowls, top with the griddled asparagus and extra mint. Crumble over the feta and drizzle over the oil, then season and serve.

Notes

It might sound strange but trust us – you definitely won’t want to skip charring your lettuce in this recipe! A quick turn on the griddle helps bring out the natural sweetness of the lettuce, as well as adding a smoky flavour that will make your soup even tastier.

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