Simplicity and flavour marry up in this soup. Peas and garden mint are a match made in heaven. With just a few ingredients this dish is a great option for when it is tricky to get to the shops.


  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of oil (olive or vegetable)
  • 800 grams frozen peas
  • 1 litre vegetable stock (see our recipe for Zero waste vegetable stock for change from the cubes)
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper 


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and cook on a medium heat for 3 minutes or until they have softened and then add the garlic for an additional minute.
  2. Stir in the peas and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Cool slightly, add a handful of mint leaves and blitz until smooth.
  4. Enjoy warm or chill in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.
  5. Season to taste. vGreat with toasted bread (even bread that has gone a little dry.

Food savvy tip - in this recipe we use frozen peas, they stay fresh and keep for much longer than fresh. To find out more about how using your freezer more can help you cut food waste and save money have a read of this article.

If you have milk or cream that needs using, then you can add some as a substitute for the vegetables stock, adding just before blitzing.