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Minty Chili Pea Soup

Serves 4

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    Minty Chili Pea Soup

    This brightly coloured soup for chili lovers is the perfect way to welcome back warmer weather. Looking for a little less heat? Substituting serrano pepper with jalapeno will make a slightly less spicy soup. Garnish options include pea shoots, hemp seeds, sesame seeds, sliced roasted almonds, chives, or a swirl of sour cream.

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    Minty Chili Pea Soup

      Ingredients

      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) grapeseed oil or sunflower oil
      • 1 leek, white and light green part, thinly sliced
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
      • 1/2 lb (225 g) new potatoes, quartered
      • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
      • 2 serrano chili peppers, seeded and chopped
      • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground coriander
      • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) black pepper
      • 4 cups (1 L) low-sodium vegetable broth
      • 3 cups (750 mL) fresh shelled or frozen peas
      • 1 cup (250 mL) fresh mint
      • Juice of 1/2 lemon

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories185
      • protein7 g
      • total fat4 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates31 g
        • sugars8 g
        • fibre8 g
      • sodium447 mg

      Directions

      01

      In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add leek and salt; cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Add potatoes and garlic; heat for 3 minutes. Add serrano pepper, coriander, and black pepper; heat for 1 minute.

      02

      Add broth to pan. Bring to a boil and simmer over medium-low, covered, until potato is tender, about 15 minutes. Add peas and continue heating until they are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in mint and lemon juice. Using blender or food processor, purée soup in batches if necessary. Thin with additional broth or water, if needed. Ladle into each of 4 bowls.

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