Frozen Pea Soup

Leeks contain flavonoids with powerful anti-oxidant effects. Here, they are combined with nutrient-rich green peas and the anti-oxidants of mint.

Frozen pea soup in ramekinsPhoto: Anti-Ageing Diet Cookbook
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4 10minutes + 10 minutes cooling 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 10minutes + 10 minutes cooling
Cook Time
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add leek and cook, stirring occasionally, 8 minutes, until softened. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Add peas and return to a boil, then reduce and cook, covered, 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add mint and 1/2 cup yogurt. Use a handheld stick blender to puree, or puree in batches in a food processor or blender. Return soup to pan if using a food processor. Season well with pepper and heat gently until hot but not boiling.
  4. Ladle soup into serving bowls, top each with 1 tablespoon yogurt and a light sprinkling of sumac or paprika, and serve.
Recipe Notes

If using bought salt-reduced stock, use half stock and half water to keep the salt content at a healthy level.

Frozen vegetables are convenient yet just as nutritious as fresh.

Sumac is a dried berry that is ground and used in Middle Eastern dishes to add a lemony flavour.