Pea soup and baby puree with mint

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Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are just the best. This pea soup takes 5 minutes to make, and can serve the whole family. You can multiply your ingredients to make a larger batch. Light, healthy and refreshing, it’s definitely one to keep in your recipe book.

Summary

Time: 5 mins
Ages: Baby (6m+) to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy
Makes: 2 baby bowls

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup peas (150g)
  • 7 mint leaves
  • 60ml baby milk (for baby 6-12 months) or creme fraiche (for the rest of the family)

Instructions

  1. Boil water in a saucepan and add the peas and mint
  2. Simmer for 2-3 minutes
  3. Drain, saving the liquid in a bowl
  4. Put it in a blender (or use a handheld blender).
  5. Add the baby’s milk or creme fraiche, and just enough of the saved liquid to reach the right consistency.
  6. Blend and serve

If you’re serving children over 12 months, you could add some garnishes as well. Some ideas are croutons, diced pancetta fried for a minute in a pan, or simply a slice of warm bread.

 

Pea soup our step by step guide:

 

 

Boil the peas and mint in water for 2-3 minutes.

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

Drain, saving the liquid in a bowl.

Put the peas and mint in a blender (or you can use a handheld immersion blender in the saucepan).

 

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

Add the baby’s milk or creme fraiche, and just enough of the saved liquid to reach the right consistency for your baby’s puree or for your soup.

If you’re unsure add water bit by bit until it looks right.

 

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

Blend

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

And serve!

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

Enjoy this delicious pea soup with mint leaves.

 

pea soup - pea and mint soup - family recipes - weaning recipes

 

Take a look at our no stir risotto with salmon, leek and peas for another great recipe for all the family.