Fresh pea soup.
A traditional French soup that combines fresh peas and lettuce with leeks or shallots to make a thick creamy soup. The name comes from the Comte de Saint-Germain, who was a minister under King Louis XVI.
Make the croutons.
- Prepare the vegetables : wash the leeks well, then chop them finely. Wash the lettuce, then chop it coarsely. Coarsely chop the mint.
- Heat the margarine in a saucepan over moderately low heat, then add the leeks and sauté 2-3 min, with stirring, until they are softened. Pour in the broth and water, then bring to a boil. Add the peas and lettuce, then simmer, partially covered (to reduce discoloration), 7-8 min, or until the peas are tender.
- Stir in the mint, then purée the soup in a blender or food processor. Return the soup to the pan, season it with salt and pepper, then reheat it 2-3 min until it is hot.
- Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle the dairy mix on each serving (optional), garnish with croutons, and serve.
The soup keeps up to 7 days in the refrigerator or up to 4 months in the freezer.
Nutrition Facts Table
per 1 serving (300g)
% Daily Value
Servings of Canada's Food Guide1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
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ClaimsThis recipe is :
- Free :
- Added Sugar, Trans Fat
- Low :
- Cholesterol, Saturated Fat
- Source of :
- Calcium, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin E
- Good source of :
- Copper, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc
- Excellent source of :
- Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin K
- Diet-related health claims :