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Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint

Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint -
Written by Kate thecook

Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint is a superb vegetarian soup that is as full of flavour as its colour. The soups flavour is taken into overdrive by using heavy cream and a few fresh mint leaves. The almost luminescence green comes from the dry green split peas and bolstered by the mint. This is a superbly refreshing starter that cleanses the palette ready for the main course. The hint of cumin, bay leaves, ground cloves and garlic give this dish a surprising warmth without being overpowering to the other ingredients. However, this soup can be made in advance and chilled. Also, it is easy to transport and I take this to work for lunch and microwave it .

Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint -

Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint

Cold Split Pea Soup with Mint is a delicious recipe with mint, peas and herbs and spices. This is truly a refreshing soup that is ideal as a starter.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Soup, Vegetables
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 111kcal



  • Wash the peas thoroughly.
  • Bring the stock to a boil in a large heavy saucepan.
  • Add the peas, onion, celery, garlic, cumin seed, cloves, bay leaf, and mint.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 to 2 hours, until the peas are soft and easily mashed.
  • Remove the bay leaf.
  • Pass the soup through a fine sieve or food mill, mashing the peas and onion through the strainer and leaving the bulk of the mint and celery behind.
  • Chill the soup in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Add the heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.


Superb vegetarian recipe however you can use chicken stock instead of cegetable stock if you wish.


Sodium: 185mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 7g | Potassium: 742mg | Calories: 111kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 25g