As autumn gets well and truly underway, there’s a definite chill in the air and generally we start turning to warmer and more comforting foods as the days of lemonade and ice cream start to fade. Much as I love the hot weather, there’s just something so refreshing at feeling the coolness set in and I have to admit, one of my favourite autumn activities is kicking up the brown leaves and trying to find the most satisfyingly crunchy ones to step on!
Today I made a mint pea and ham soup for lunch which is just perfect for autumn days. It’s incredibly easy, very tasty and uses just a handful of ingredients. Simply serve with some wholemeal bread for a warming and filling lunch 😊
1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 onion finely chopped, 500g frozen peas, 375ml either chicken or vegetable stock, 375ml water, mint sauce to taste, torn pieces of ham.
Simply fry the onion in the oil for 5 minutes using a big saucepan. Add the peas, stock and water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend (I just used a hand held blender in the saucepan). When smooth, add pieces of ham and mint sauce to taste – I used a tablespoon. Serve in bowls and add an additional small teaspoon of mint sauce to the top if desired.