The use of mint in this recipe is a fine example of how an unexpected herb or spice canadd freshness and complexity of flavor to a familiar dish. Spearmint is easy to grow, makes a delightful garnish and combines happily with a galaxy of other ingredients. In short, mint makes life better. Use it freely and see.
- 3/4 cup diced onions
- 3/4 cup diced leeks
- 1/2 cup chopped scallions
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
- 2 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
- 5 cups vegetable stock
- 1/2 cup chopped chives
- 1 tsp chopped fresh mint
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- In a large saucepan, saute onions, leeks and scallions in olive oil until onions are translucent. Add garlic and peas and saute for 2 minutes. Add vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add chives and mint and cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a blender container and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper.
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Calories from Fat 53 (29%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(18%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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