Chilled Green Pea Soup

Generous amounts of green peas and fresh mint make up this refreshing batch of Chilled Green Pea Soup--perfect for a spring gathering.

Yield:

Makes 8 cups

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Ingredients

4 cups blanched peas
2 cups water
1 cup chopped, peeled English cucumber
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Preparation

Process peas, water, cucumber, onion, mint, and sour cream in a blender until smooth. Stir in salt and pepper. Cover and chill 1 to 8 hours.

How to Blanch Peas: Cook desired amount of fresh sweet peas, snow peas, or sugar snap peas in boiling salted water to cover 1 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice-cold water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Note:

March 2012