Icy Pea and Cucumber Soup Recipe

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  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

serves:

4

This chilled and refreshing pea and cucumber soup is perfect to enjoy on a hot summer’s day. It’s very easy to make, just blend all the ingredients together in a blender, but it takes a while to freeze it so make sure you have left enough time. If you have a freezer, put the soup there for 20 minutes or up to one hour in the refrigerator.
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HOW TO MAKE ICY PEA AND CUCUMBER SOUP

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups (1¾ pints/1 litre) ice-cold water
  • 1½ cups (5oz/150g) cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1⅓ cups (7oz/200g) frozen peas
  • ½ garlic clove
  • pinch of fresh or dried savory or a mixture of dried thyme and dried mint
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3½ slices (3½oz/100g) stale sourdough bread without crusts, torn into small pieces
  • To serve:
  • ⅓ cup (3½oz/100g) cucumber, cut into thin matchsticks
  • ⅔ cup (4oz/100g) fresh peas
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream (double cream) or cottage cheese

Method

  • Put half the water and all the remaining ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend for 1 minute, until you have a smooth, liquid consistency. Add the remaining water and blend for another 3 seconds. Transfer to a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour or in the freezer for 20 minutes

  • About 30 minutes before you are ready to serve the soup, chill 4 bowls until icy cold by placing them in the freezer. Mix the soup well (water has a tendency to separate from other ingredients in solution), then pour into the chilled bowls. Divide the cucumber and peas among the bowls, then top each serving with 1 tablespoon of cream.

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