When the weather is sunny but there is still just a little nip in the air, there is nothing better than this gorgeously tasty pea and lettuce soup.
The taste, the colour, it all just screams of spring and sunshine, and best of all, it is so, so easy to make.
Here’s how to make your pea and lettuce soup:
1 bag of frozen garden peas
2 small garlic cloves
1/2 iceberg lettuce
2 tbsp olive oil
1 litre of chicken stock
salt and pepper
Finely chop the onion and garlic and add to the oil in a pan. cook over medium heat until translucent, do not brown.
Add the peas and mix well.
Chop lettuce and add this to the pan and stir in.
Pour in 1 litre of chicken stock (stock cube in hot water is fine).
Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
When all veg is tender remove from heat and blitze with processor, or for a chunk and rustic looking soup you can crush with a potato masher.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
I serve mine with a drizzle of olive oil. You could add any type of cream or yogurt instead if you wish.
Enjoy with hunks of crusty bread and eat in the garden if at all possible. If no garden available then sit back and imagine a very English country scene, birds singing, trees green, flowers and bees, get the picture.
Now go on, just enjoy it!