SPRING PEA SOUP WITH MINT

Wheat and Dairy Free Serves 4
Ingredients: 

2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 medium white onion, finely chopped
2 cups (475 ml) vegetable broth
1.5 lbs (680 grams) frozen peas
1 cup (240 ml) fresh mint, chopped
Water to thin soup while blending

Instructions: 

In a medium pot over medium heat
SAUTÉ onions in olive oil until soft
ADD the peas and mint and STIR until coated.
ADD broth and SIMMER for 7 minutes
REMOVE from heat
TO BLEND
PLACE the soup in a blender and COVER top with a dishtowel
BLEND until smooth, starting on LOW speed and slowly increasing
CAUTION: hot liquid will expand

SEASON with salt and pepper and drizzle of lemon juice or Balsamic Vinegar