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This is a bright green light super yummy soup. Simple and fast to make. Just a matter of cooking off your onion, garlic and spices and then blending the lot! You can use homemade stock*, or get cubes- just watch out there is no hydrolysed vegetable protein in them (acts like MSG).

Lettuce Pea & Avocado Soup

  • Almost a whole head of a large organic oakleaf or batavia lettuce
  • Two cups of organic peas fresh or frozen peas
  • One red onion
  • Three cloves of garlic
  • Half a ripe avocado
  • One teaspoon of yellow mustard
  • Half a teaspoon of nigella seeds
  • A teaspoon of english style mustard
  • Two and a half cups of home made stock* or water plus a good quality stock cube
  • Twenty fresh mint leaves
  • Lots of black pepper ( to your personal taste )
  • An eight of a teaspoon of sea salt (less if using salty stock cubes!)
  • A scant dessertspoon of organic coconut oil

Sooo put your saucepan on a medium high heat and melt the coconut oil. Add in your mustard seeds and nigella seeds- once the oil has heated a little. Finely chop your red onion and add it too. Cook until it is getting transparent and add in your garlic. Add your salt and a little of the pepper. Add your stock. Add your peas and the mustard, give it a stir. Reduce the heat to medium.

Like a sesame street lettuce- looks like it might sing! "let-tuce be!" :-)

Like a sesame street lettuce- looks like it might sing! “let-tuce be!” 🙂

Now… wash your lettuce and chop it. If you have an immersion hand blender you will need to chop it quite finely. If using a jug blender it can be roughly chopped. Wash your mint and get your avocado ready. If using a jug blender you pour in the stock and peas- add more pepper and pop in the mint avocado and lettuce and blend. Immersion blender add everything to the pot and blend it in there- off the heat of course!!!

Ta-da! cCreamy satisfying bright green soup!!!

Green! Creamy! Pea-y minty!!

Green! Creamy! Pea-y minty!!

Serve with your favourite vegan bread… I actually just ate it on its own ‘cos it was scrummy, if I don’t say so myself!! Xs Aissa

Footnotes:

*see my French Onion Stew-oup footnotes for a home made stock recipe!

 

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