10 Minute Pea Mint Soup


July 19, 2017

Whip up this vegan and gluten-free pea mint soup in 10 minutes in your high-speed blender. Or, transfer to the stove. Serve this hot or cold.

10 Minute Pea Mint Soup

This pea mint soup is one of my go-to quick easy soups because it is really delicious, and takes just 10 minutes to make in your high-speed blender. (If you have a conventional blender, transfer the soup to a saucepan and heat on the stove.)

I developed this pea mint soup recipe as part of my role as the global ambassador for KitchenAid® blenders.

This pea mint soup can be served hot or cold.

The best thing about this pea mint soup is that it is equally as delicious served hot or cold. Serve this soup cold in shot glasses for soup shooters at a summer BBQ or a spring garden party, or enjoy piping hot with some crusty bread for simple hearty meal.

We’ve been blending up this soup a lot this summer because it has been so hot in L.A! We live in a bungalow built in the 1930’s, and while the house is fully air-conditioned, the air vent that the previous owners placed just outside the opening to the kitchen when they installed the central air conditioning really only cools the dining room.

So, unfortunately the cool air doesn’t reach the kitchen. In addition to the less-than-perfect air-conditioning situation, the pilot light in our beloved 1950’s O’Keefe and Merritt oven never turns off. We also have slatted windows in the kitchen. So, the hot air from outside leaks into the room. So, suffice to say, our kitchen gets extremely hot, and in the summer, cooking in my kitchen literally feels like you’re standing in a sauna. (Yes, it’s really that hot!)

So, I do everything in my power to use the stove top and oven as little as humanly possible in the warmer months. And while Scott and I eat a diet high in raw foods in the summer, we still crave cooked food. But, I want to throw dinner together as quickly as possible. (We also just finished our new deck and Scott surprised me by putting gorgeous fairy lights all over it, so we’ve been sitting out on it most nights drinking margaritas and chilled wine.)

So, this pea and mint soup has been the perfect quick easy meal on many nights this summer. It’s super easy to throw together with peas in the freezer, mint in our garden, and lemons from our tree. (I sound like I’m a gardener, but I’m not!) It’s also souper delicious, and freezes really well, too.

Use your high-speed blender to heat soup!

But, the thing I love the most about this pea mint soup is that you can make it all in your high-speed blender.

One of the things I love the most about the KitchenAid Pro Line Series blender that I use is that it heats soup faster than other machines on the market because it has the most power at the blade, and also has an insulated thermal control jar.

This fantastic insulated jar not only gets the soup hot quicker, but also keeps the soup hotter for longer. It works much like an insulated coffee cup.

The KitchenAid insulated blender container is amazing for children.

When I’m cooking with my niece and nephew and they’re helping in the kitchen this insulated container is fantastic because unlike other high-speed machines where the outside of the container gets quite hot to the touch once the machine has been blending for over 5 minutes, the dual-wall jar with the KitchenAid blender means that while the contents of the container may be piping hot, the outside of the container remains cool to the touch, which is fantastic when you’re making soup with children.

The reinforced lid on the blender container is also great for kids!

Another great feature of the KitchenAid Pro Line Series blender that makes me feel safer and more confident when I’m heating soup is the reinforced lid.

This lid doesn’t warp like the lids of so many other high-speed machines that I own and test my recipes with. Sometimes when my team and I are testing soup recipes with a bunch of different machines (to ensure that my recipes can be made in all kinds of blenders) the lids can wobble and even pop off!  But, the lid on the KitchenAid high-speed blender maintains a strong seal.

The die-cast metal base is great for stability when making soup.

Another thing that makes this blender superior for making soup is the die-cast metal base which enables complete stability when blending at very high speeds. Many other high-speed blenders have plastic bases that are not as sturdy. The jar pad also enables the blender container to sit indented on the base which also holds the jar firmly in place when blending. Other high-speed machines have containers that sit on top of the jar pad or there is no jar pad at all.

Also, when you’re making this soup with this blender the extra-wide center lid opening makes adding the mint leaves and lemon juice at the end of the soup cycle really easy. If you need to add liquid ingredients the center lid cap doubles as a 1/4 cup (60ml) measurer.

You can make this soup in a conventional blender.

If don’t have a high-speed blender, you can still make this mint pea soup. Just puree the soup in your conventional blender, and then transfer the mixture to a saucepan, and warm it over medium heat for about 5 minutes until hot. Or, enjoy it cold.

I really love this pea mint soup. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

*Note: I am the spokesperson for KitchenAid® blenders. But, my opinions are my own.
Other Quick Easy Soups

Curried Cauliflower Soup
Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup
Smoky Tomato Chickpea Soup
Coconut Curry Soup
Avocado Gazpacho

Let me know what you think of this pea mint soup in the comments!

Your feedback is important, and it helps me decide which recipes to post next for you.

 

10 Minute Pea Mint Soup

This pea mint soup is vegan and gluten-free, and takes 10 minutes to make in your high-speed blender. If you have a conventional blender, transfer the soup to a saucepan and heat on the stove. This soup is delicious served hot or cold.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tess Masters

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (480ml) vegetable broth
  • 3 cups (405g) frozen green peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup (25g) chopped green onion (green parts + little white)(1 medium)
  • 3/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup (10g) firmly packed fresh mint leaves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste

Instructions

  1. Throw the broth, peas, green onion, salt, pepper, and avocado into your KitchenAid® Pro Line® blender, and either set the blender to the Adapti-Blend™ Soup program or blend on high for about 5 minutes until piping hot. (See notes.)

  2. Add the mint leaves and lemon juice, and blast on high for 10 to 20 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.
  3. Serve with a swirl of dairy-free sour cream, plain yogurt, and garnish with mint leaves.

Recipe Notes

*If you don’t have a high-speed blender, puree in your conventional blender, and then transfer the mixture to a saucepan, and warm over medium heat for about 5 minutes until hot.

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